Blast at Sri Lankan mosque kills 10, wounds 20

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  1. Singh

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    (CNN) -- A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a mosque in southern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, killing 10 people and wounding 20 others, authorities said.

    The explosion occurred in the Matara district, the defense ministry said on its Web site.

    The blast targeted Muslims attending Milad-un-Nabi celebrations, which observe the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

    Authorities blamed the Tamil Tigers rebel group for the blast.

    The rebels have fought for an independent homeland for the country's ethnic Tamil minority since 1983. The civil war has left more than 70,000 people dead.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/03/10/srilanka.blast/index.html?eref=rss_world
     
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    Suicide attack in Lanka, 15 people killed

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/suicide-attack-in-lanka-15-people-killed/87285-2.html

     
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    EnlightenedMonk Member of The Month JULY 2009 Senior Member

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    By the way, just an off topic question... isn't Matara district where Sanath Jaysuriya is from ??? I guess that's why they call him the "Matara Marauder" ???

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