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Thursday, 3 February, 2000, 15:44 GMT
Two bus bombs in Sri Lanka



Police in Sri Lanka say there have been bomb explosions on two buses, injuring at least ten people.

The first blast happened in Colombo as passengers were waiting to board a bus for a town in the east.

The second bomb went off later to the northeast of the capital.

The explosions happened despite increased security amid fears of an attack by Tamil Tiger rebels to coincide with Friday's independence day celebrations. The Tamil Tigers are fighting for a separate homeland for minority Tamils in the north and east of the island.

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