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Military: Blast in SL capital wounds 10

world Updated: Sep 08, 2008 23:49 IST
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A minor explosion in Sri Lanka's capital wounded 10 people on Monday night, military and hospital officials said.

Military spokesman Brig Udaya Nanayakkara said a small bomb exploded under a car in Colombo.

Ten people wounded in the blast are receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital and their condition is not critical, said hospital director Dr Hector Weerasinghe.

Nanayakkara said a gang rivalry was behind the blast and that it was not linked to the island's civil war. The government has been fighting Tamil Tiger rebels for more than two decades in a conflict that has left 70,000 people dead.