Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Fake pregnant bomber kills 8 in Sri Lanka

A female suicide bomber disguised to look pregnant blew herself up in front of a car carrying Sri Lanka's highest-ranking general, killing eight people and badly injuring the top officer.

Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka suffered serious abdominal injuries, underwent surgery and was in stable condition after the brazen attack on the army's heavily fortified headquarters, military and medical officials said.

The army general's driver and escort and 27 people, including a number of civilians, were wounded, spokesman Brig. Prasad Samarasinghe said. It was not clear if any other top Sri Lankan military officials were hurt, or if the eight killed included the bomber.

Police blamed Tamil Tiger insurgents, who often have used women to carry out suicide attacks in their long fight for a separate homeland."A powerful blast activated by a woman Tamil Tiger suicide bomber claimed the lives of several army and civil personnel," the army said in a statement.

The bombing was certain to put further pressure on the country's 4-year-old cease-fire, which has been threatened by rising violence that has killed at least 83 people this month, including 43 soldiers or police.

Source: USA Today


Blogger Ancient Clown said...

Do you know the date of this event? I'm just wondering if it's the same day the Sri Lankens disappeared from my map counter...when the whole thing went down and returned minus the 16 Sri Lankens and the flag entirely...it has only now returned with 1 hit.
Not trying to imply any connection but I do remember them being on the front page of the papers in Toronto the same day.
just curious.
your humble servant,
Ancient Clown

May 04, 2006 7:48 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

25th of April (same day as the post) In fact the situation is still very unstable in the country Here is the latest

May 04, 2006 8:10 pm  

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