A suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew up a bus in Sri Lanka’s south coast resort area on Saturday, killing herself and eight passengers and wounding 50, police said of the second attack on a bus in as many days.
“Unidentified militants threw a grenade at an army patrol but it missed the target and exploded in a busy market,” Farooq Ahmad, a police official, told Reuters.
Police said the chain of violence began late Friday night when heavily armed ULFA guerrillas gunned down at least 32 people — mostly brick kiln workers and traders — in the state’s eastern district of Tinsukia.
A further 15 labourers, including a woman, were killed in two strikes in adjacent Dibrugarh district. Another person was killed when militants triggered a blast in Sivasagar district.
Lord have mercy.