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2009-03-12 Sri Lanka
Suicide bomb blast in Sri Lanka caught on camera
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Posted by Galactic Coordinator Omavising9607 2009-03-12 09:52|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [574 views ]  Top

#1 or just see here

Posted by Galactic Coordinator Omavising9607 2009-03-12 11:39||   2009-03-12 11:39|| Front Page Top

#2 More Info

At least 14 people were killed and 46 others, including the minister, were wounded in the blast. This is the first suicide attack in Matara, the southernmost region and populated overwhelmingly by the majority Sinhala community.

The minister was later airlifted to Colombo National Hospital where he underwent an emergency surgery.

"He is still in the intensive care unit (ICU), but his condition is getting better. His condition is certainly a lot better than yesterday (Tuesday) after the surgery," director of the Colombo National Hospital accident service, Hector Weerasinghe told IANS Wednesday.

The defence ministry said Wednesday that the suicide bomber "had arrived at the place on a push-bike and exploded himself among the Islamic devotees going to the mosque in a procession".

"Among the deceased and injured were several local government representatives," the defence ministry said.

Tuesday's suicide attack came as the military was in the final phase of recapturing the last strongholds of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which has now been boxed into a land stretch of less than 40 square km in the north-eastern Mullaitivu district.

Posted by Galactic Coordinator Omavising9607 2009-03-12 11:45||]">[]  2009-03-12 11:45|| Front Page Top

#3 suicide bomber = COWARD
Posted by Goober Omuger7787 2009-03-12 12:01||   2009-03-12 12:01|| Front Page Top

#4 Correction Goober: muslim coward.

That's more accurate.
Posted by MarkZ 2009-03-12 12:36||   2009-03-12 12:36|| Front Page Top

#5 I would have thought those rubbery flip-flops would have melted onto their feet.
Posted by Jack is Back!">Jack is Back!  2009-03-12 13:16||   2009-03-12 13:16|| Front Page Top

#6 The bomber was most likely Tamil.
Posted by ed 2009-03-12 13:16||   2009-03-12 13:16|| Front Page Top

#7 OK, Hindu Coward in this case as Tamils arent Muslims....
Posted by goober 2009-03-12 13:24||   2009-03-12 13:24|| Front Page Top

#8 You're a moron, MarkZ. LTTE is not Islamic whatsoever.
Posted by gromky 2009-03-12 15:28||   2009-03-12 15:28|| Front Page Top

#9 I'd go with 'knee-jerk' myself.

emphasis on the latter word
Posted by Pappy 2009-03-12 20:55||   2009-03-12 20:55|| Front Page Top

#10 Give 'em HELL MARKZ, and Thanks, it's a distinction with a difference BUT SO few of us are perfect!!


Posted by Red Dawg">Red Dawg  2009-03-12 21:34||   2009-03-12 21:34|| Front Page Top

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