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."
First Published: Apr 12, 2006 16:52 IST