LTTE terrorists attack a civil bus; 8 killed, 25 injured - Vavuniya
Eight people including a soldier were killed and 25
people were injured when the LTTE triggered a claymore mine targeting a
public transport bus at Piramanalankulam this morning.
According to the defence sources, the explosion took
place around 7.30a.m when the bus belonging to SL transport board was
plying towards Vavuniya from Mannar on the Vavuniya- Mannar main road.
Army medical teams rushed to the scene and took immediate measures to
transfer casualties to the hospitals. Five people died on the spot and
the other two died on admission to the Vavuniya General hospital
Meanwhile, the MCNS says that the Government is in the
belief that the LTTE is deliberately targeting civilians to mount
pressure on the Government to stop the humanitarian missions launched to
free the civilian population from terror clutches. The LTTE has always
resorted to cowardly terror attacks against civilians in the face of
continuous defeats suffered at the hands of the Security Forces, the
MCNS further said in its statement.
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