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Bomb in B’loa kills two, injures 11

A Police Sergeant and a civilian were killed and 11 others, including school children, injured in a time bomb explosion close to the old Batticaloa Police station yesterday.

The deceased were identified as Sergeant Priyantha of the Batticaloa Police and K. Vallipuram, a three wheel driver. The incident occurred between the old Batticaloa Police Station and a filling Station.

The bomb which exploded around 7.30 a.m. was hidden in a cycle.

Among the injured admitted to hospital were a female teacher, a nurse and three school children.

Hospital sources said that the condition of three victims was critical and they had undergone emergency surgery.

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