Colombo, Jan 16 (UNI) At least 24 civilians were killed and 67 wounded when suspected Tamil Tiger rebels detonated yet another bomb this morning, targeting a military troop carrier at Galge in the Southern Monaragala district, Defence Ministry sources here said.
At least three soldiers were also injured in the incident.
''LTTE terrorists detonated a claymore mine targeting an army vehicle at Galge on the Buttala-Kataragama road around 9.45 am local time. Three soldiers suffered injuries in the explosion, the Defence Ministry said.
The blast took place barely a couple of hours after a powerful bomb went off inside a civilian passenger bus plying from Buttala to Okkampitiya this morning.
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