Bomb blast kills 3 civilians in Vavuniyaa
TamilNet, Tuesday, 29 May 2007, 10:13 GMT
Three civilians were killed in a bomb explosion Monday evening near the well in a house compound at Poonthoaddam area in Vavu:niyaa, police said. One body was found inside the well and the other 50 meters from the well. The third victim succumbed to his wounds while being rushed to Vavu:niyaa hospital, the police added.
Kumarasamy Sureshkumar, 32, a father of two children, Chandran Thanushan, 26 and Satheeskumar were identified as the men killed.
One of the victims had undergone a kidney operation and is from Odduchuddaa:n, his wife said.
Vavu:niyaa police claimed the persons killed were suspected to be members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and added that the three were killed when the bombs they were preparing to take on a planned exploded prematurely.
Vavu:niyaa police are investigating into the deaths