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At least 17 wounded in SL suicide blast: military

At least 17 people were wounded by a suicide blast that went off among thousands of civilians fleeing Sri Lanka's war zone into army-controlled areas, military sources said.

world Updated: Apr 20, 2009 10:27 IST

At least 17 people were wounded by a suicide blast that went off on Monday among thousands of civilians fleeing Sri Lanka's war zone into army-controlled areas, military sources said.

"There had been an explosion. It was a suicide explosion. There are about 17 reported injured," a military source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Two other military sources confirmed the blast, while a military spokesman said he had no immediate details.