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Female suicide bomber on the run in Colombo

Sri Lanka has issued an alert for a 25-year-old suspected female suicide bomber, seen frequenting busy commercial area of Colombo to carry out a possible ‘mission´.

world Updated: Aug 10, 2009 17:27 IST

Sri Lanka has issued an alert for a 25-year-old suspected female suicide bomber, seen frequenting busy commercial area of Colombo to carry out a possible ‘mission´.

The Sri Lanka Terrorist Investigation Division(TID) has urgently sought public cooperation to provide any information to help arrest the female suicide bomber, Abdul Shalam Fatima Yasmin, an official statement said.

The alert said the female suicide bomber has been frequenting the commercial hub of Pettah, which has witnessed incidents of such bombings in the past.

The police has also flashed the photograph of Yasim showing her attired in a saree with her head covered. The last major incident involving a female suicide attack took place in a refugee processing centre in the worn torn north in February.

An unobtrusive female LTTE activist then had blown herself in the check point killing 28 people including 20 Sri Lankan soldiers, and wounded 60 others.

The LTTE cadre with explosives strapped on her body, blew herself up as she was being frisked at a checkpoint meant for Tamil civilians who were crossing over from rebel-held lines in the Wanni.