Powerful blast kills two in Sri Lanka

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Colombo, Jan 21: A powerful blast in Sri Lanka's eastern Batticaloa district has killed atleast two and has injured two including four school children on Wednesday, Jan 21. The bomb is suspected to be planted by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres.

Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said that a claymore bomb was fixed to a bicycle and kept at a petrol pump opposite to Batticaloa police station.

"Among the killed were a police sergeant and one civilian. Ten people including two policemen, four schoolchildren and a teacher were wounded in the blast and admitted to Batticaloa hospital," Nanayakkara said.

He said that the LTTE cadres 'facing humiliating military defeats in the north' were now engaged in such desperate attacks.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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