Bomb attack in Sri Lanka: 4 civilians, 4 navy officers killed

Bomb attack in Sri Lanka: 4 civilians, 4 navy officers killed
Bomb attack in Sri Lanka: 4 civilians, 4 navy officers killed

A bomb exploded in a residential neighborhood of this northeastern Sri Lankan town Monday, killing four civilians and wounding four Sri Lankan navy officers, police and witnesses said.

The bomb apparently was aimed at a vehicle carrying the naval officers when it exploded, killing the four civilian bystanders, said a police officer, who identified himself as the area's chief inspector. He did not give his name.

There was a pool of blood on the road, as residents and police tried to help. The officer blamed the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels for the attack, reports the AP.

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