Twin blasts shatter Buttala:
26 killed as Tiger claymore hits bus
Three soldiers injured in second explosion
targeting Army vehicle :
Twenty six civilians were killed in a claymore
blast in Okkampitiya yesterday morning. Another 63 persons including
10 children were injured as the CTB bus they were travelling in was
caught by the LTTE claymore explosion.
‘They kept on shooting’
Several eyewitnesses spoke to the Daily News
about the blast:
W.M.Dilan Sudharshana (25) : I live very close
to the spot where the blast took place. I heard a terrible sound of
an explosion and instantly I heard someone shouting “Budu Ammo”.
Fleeing Tigers kill farmer
A farmer was killed and three others injured by
LTTE cadres while a group of farmers were working at their chena in
Dambayaya, Monaragala yesterday morning, Military spokesman
Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.