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Five people dead in Sri Lanka market blast

At least ten others were wounded when a bomb blast ripped through a vegetable market in Sri Lanka's port town of Trincomalee.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 16:52 IST

Five people were killed and at least 10 wounded in a bomb blast, which ripped through a vegetable market in Sri Lanka's restive north-eastern port town of Trincomalee on Wednesday, local officials said.

The device planted on a bicycle damaged several shops ahead of the traditional Sinhalese and Tamil New Year festivals on Thursday and Friday.

"It was bomb placed on a bicycle," a local police official said.

"First we thought it was a bomb thrown at the market, but now it is established that it was rigged up on a cycle."