2:58 PM

LTTE explodes bus bomb targeting civilians

A bus bomb explosion was reported near the 'Horton place', Colombo a short while ago at around 1.50p.m.
According to available information, the bomb has exploded inside a public transportation bus(SLTB) plying from - Moratuwa - Mattakkuliya (Route No:155). No civilian fatalities were reported due to the explosion, Colombo National Hospital sources said, adding that 4 people have been admitted due to shock caused by the explosion.
Commuters are here advised to use alternative routes to avoid heavy traffic, Police said.
Passengers have immediately got-off the bus and reached safety distance after bomb fear raised of an unattended parcel inside the bus, our correspondent said citing civilian sources. "The bomb has exploded within minutes" the sources further said.