Tamil rebels set off roadside bomb on bus in Sri Lanka

Other News Materials 4 February 2008 16:04 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - Tamil rebels set off a powerful claymore mine against a civilian passenger bus in north-eastern Sri Lanka on Monday afternoon, a military spokesman said.

"There are several casualties, but we do not have the figures immediately," a military spokesman said, confirming that the bus was caught in the attack at Ethawetunuwewa, 280 kilometres north-east of the capital.

The incident was reported from an area where there have been regular skirmishes between security forces and rebels.