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Terror in Uva Province: 28 Killed 65 Wounded [Pictures Updated]

LTTE terrorists target civilians including schoolchildren in bus bomb; 28 killed and 66 wounded -Monaragala

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 28 people have been killed and over 60 suffered injuries in the attack. Hospital sources said that 8 people 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 world.

Terrorists Explode Another Roadside Bomb in Uva

LTTE terrorists detonated a claymore mine targeting an army vehicle at Dambakote - Galge, on the Buttala - Kataragama road around 9.45.a.m. According to the defence sources, four soldiers suffered injuries in the explosion. The injured have been taken to Hambanthota hospital.
A search operation have been launched in the area.

LTTE Attack Farmers in Monaragala; Four Feared Killed

LTTE terrorists have attacked a group of poor farmers engaged in Chena cultivation in the Dambeyaya area, Occumpitiya , Monaragala this morning (January 16). According to one survivor, four more farmers have been hacked and shot by the group of terrorists who stormed Chena few hours ago.

According to the latest reports, police have found two farmers killed and two injured in the attack . Another civilian who accompanied the police to the location have suffered serious injuries in an anti personnel mine. The injured have been admitted to the Monaragalal hospital.

Defence sources said that the same group of terrorists who had attacked the civilian bus is responsible for this attack. A search operation is underway.


Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 @ 11:49:42 LKT by

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