3RD LEAD

Bomb explosion in Colombo, Army Commander wounded

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 25 April 2006, 08:51 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army Commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka was seriously wounded in a bomb explosion in front of the military hospital in Slave Island, Colombo around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Five SLA personnel and three civilians were killed and 27 others were wounded.

Commander Fonseka and other injured SLA body guards were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. Army commander's condition is satisfactory, hospital sources added.

Initial reports from SLA sources in Colombo said the attack was carried out by a suicide attacker.

 

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