LTTE terrorists target civilians in bus bomb; 24killed and 66 wounded
- Monaragala,Sri Lanka
LTTE terrorists have carried out a cowardly bomb blast targeting
innocent civilians at Okkampitiya, Monaragala this morning (16
January). According to the available information the bus which was
plying from Buttala to Okkampitiya with large number of civilians
including schoolchildren has been targeted in the explosion.
Police sources said that the terrorists have exploded claymore mine
targeting the bus and subsequently opened fire at the survivors . The
explosion has taken place around 7.40 am at
Telangugaspallama ,Niyadalla, Okkampitiya, the sources added.
According to the latest reports 24 people have been killed and over 60
suffered injuries in the attack. Hospital sources said that 8 people
including two children among the wounded are in critical condition.
LTTE is a ruthless terrorist outfit notorious for crimes against women
and children. In its pursuit for a mono ethnic separate homeland for
Tamils, the outfit has killed and maimed over tens and thousands
innocent children in ethnic cleansing raids, indiscriminate bomb
attacks and by using child soldiers at the battle fronts. FBI in a
recent report called LTTE the most dangerous terrorist outfit in the
Meanwhile, all the schools in the the Uva Province have been closed
for three days with effect from today
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