Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bus Bomb at Mt., SLAF Bombs Oddusudan-Update

A powerful bomb placed inside a bus at the Mt. Lavinia bus stand completely destroying a bus as alerted passengers scrambled to exit it a little while ago this morning. The bus is still on fire. A motorcycle is also burning next to it. Several shops also damaged by the blast. Injured admitted to hospital. No confirmation of numbers killed/injured in the incident.

SLAF bombed an identified LTTE base east of Oddusudan in Mulaithivu at around 6.35am. details will follow.

23 comments:

GoldenEagle said...

Defencewire

Is it true that VP had to have one of his legs amputated?

Sup said...
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Sup said...

Bomb just exploded near Mt. Lavinia....

Defencewire said...

goldeneagle,
Psy-ops buddy.

Defencewire said...

yes. inside a bus.

chamal said...

Swarnawahini says 5 injured. Anything more on this? BTW, the actions of the conductor must be appreciated. He has averted what may have been >50 deaths.

chamal said...

sun tzu's disciple,

I think you have misunderstood my comment on the previous thread:

[
"I would imagine the exercise was to build trenches precisely to avoid being a collateral damage?"

Wouldn't have mattered anyway... Those people will be forced to join someday and fight for the LTTE. They would be in those trenches by now
]

What I meant was that building trenches to protect civilians does not matter any more now, as those civilians would have been forced to join the LTTE and would be manning those trenches in battles. You seem to have thought that I said killing civilians doesn't matter.

Sun Tzu's disciple said...

chamal thanks for clarification.I dont want to take sides here but both sides must avoid civilian casualties if they want any legitimacy.

chamal said...

Now Rupavahini news says 14 injured....

Defencewire,
Video shows the bus is completely burnt. Have they used some kind of incendiary bomb?

londonistan said...

Re: today's bombing in mt lavinia and yesterday's tamilnet news plant.

In latin and legal language this sort of thing is called: 'Post hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc'.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_hoc%2C_ergo_propter_hoc

Renegade! said...

I think we should take out that friggin bishop of mannar!!..maybe send him a booby-trapped,wrapped 152mm shell as a gift!!..hehe..that should teach him a lesson!!

Renegade! said...

Defencewire,

I still can't undrstand why you have not reported on the recent acquisition of the F-7's,coz defencenet has given a fantastic article on it!!..are u still feelin "sensitive",or what??

Defencewire said...

We don't have anything to talk about them as we don't think F-7s are good for our forces. We would rather see the old pucaras refurbished and given to the Army and Navy so they could do the job themselves without waiting for the boys from English speaking colombo schools to come and drop bombs at high speeds inaccurately after all that work by MI and NI. If we had a plan like this, instead of investing on crap like the F-7s with low payloads and stamina, Bhanu, jeyam and Swarnam would be history by now.

We also don't want to discuss military acquisitions because we have more info to share that could be damaging. We would therefore focus on providing fresh alternatives based on our experience, like the Super Tucano for example.

Defencewire said...

A total of 18 civilians including a small child injured in the blast.

londonistan said...

defencewire,

From wha i saw from your link. the Super Tucano seemed to be a very versatile aircraft. Any idea why the SLAF went for the F7s (is it the comparatively less training time for pilots/the supply-availability- of munition types used)?

LKDOOD said...

33 LTTE fighters among 35 killed in Lanka: Army

LINK


Sri Lankan Air Force pound rebel base

LINK

LKDOOD said...

Bus Bomb Blast in Mount Lavinia(videos)

LINK

LKDOOD said...

Bus Bomb Blast in Mount Lavinia(more video)

LINK

Upul said...

Tune changing from SLA and company

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080223/wl_sthasia_afp/srilankaunrestpropaganda_080223060049

Key point made by AFP is that no breakthrough was made against LTTE in the North...

Now lets claim AFP are a bunch of imperialist dogs/liars out to divide Lanka etc.

LKDOOD said...

daily mirror:

A senior police officer verbally abused and later shoved journalists covering the blast in Mt. Lavinia this morning. Video footage aired by a private TV showed some police junior officers attempting to calm the situation after journalists got agitated by the attitude of the senior police officer.

Saduni said...

A women informed over suspected parcel and it saves lots of life. Government should give a recognision to her. She is our hero.
This reminds the people that the important of being vigilant to defeat terrorism. This is a help to the forces in ground battle.

Defencewire said...

upul,
Like Nadesan's 'imperialists' who didn't condemn Thamilselvan's assassination?

chamal said...

"Key point made by AFP is that no breakthrough was made against LTTE in the North..."
If you completely believe what the foreign news agencies say about Sri Lanka (or any country), it's about time you get back to earth.

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