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Sri Lankan general dies in blast

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Sri Lankan general dies in blast


One of Sri Lanka’s senior military figures has been killed in an apparent suicide attack. General Paramy Kulathunga and three soldiers died when a motorcyclist rammed his convoy, setting off an explosive charge.

Several civilian casualties were reported in the blast which happened during the morning rush hour in the capital Colombo. Nobody has claimed responsibility but the authorities suspect it was the work of Tamil Tiger rebels, raising fears of a return to a 30-year conflict which eased when the two sides met for peace talks earlier this year.
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