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Bomb explosion at Pannipitiya – LTTE Kills Deputy Chief of Staff of the SLA

June 26, 2006

A vehicle bomb exploded at Moraketiya Junction in Pannipitiya , around 08.00 a.m, today(26). Sources said that the bomb had exploded targeting security personnel. Further damages are yet to be confirmed. The explosion set a car ablaze.

Hospital sources report that 03 Army personnel including Deputy Chief of Staff, Sri Lanka Army, Major General Parami Kulathunga, were killed due to the explosion . Casualties are yet to be reported.

LTTE terrorists are suspected to be behind the cowardly attack carried in the highly populated city area.

Latest reports say that four people including three Army personnel were killed and another five more people were received injuries due to the suicide bomb explosion carried out by LTTE, today morning in Pannipitiya.

People who received injuries were admitted to the Colombo National hospital, Kalubowila Teaching Hospital and Sri Jayawardenapura hospital. -Ministry of Defence Sri Lanka

 Source: Ministry of Defence Sri Lanka

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