Bus Bomb Kills 24 in Sri Lanka

Rebel Tamil Tigers again responsible for rush-hour attack, government claims
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 2:14 PM CDT
Medical staff help an injured school girl, at Kalubowila hospital, close to Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 25, 2008.   (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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(Newser) – A bomb blast on a public bus killed 24 and injured 52 people today in Sri Lanka, the BBC reports. The device exploded in a vehicle full of rush-hour commuters; government officials blamed the separatist Tamil Tigers for the attack.

Bombings in Sri Lanka have become increasingly regular after the government pulled out of a truce with the Tigers in January. Today's attack hit as the military presses into rebel strongholds in the north of the island nation.