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LTTE killed 9 school children in colombo

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Uploaded on Jun 5, 2008

Feb 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka has been shocked by the news of nine schoolchildren brutally massacred in the suicide bomb blast on Sunday in the heart of Colombo city.

Seven schoolboys from D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo, and two 12-year-old schoolgirls from Holy Family Convent in Dehiwala and Raddolugama Maha Vidyalaya were killed when a female LTTE suicide bomber blew herself up at the Fort Railway Station on the day before the country's 60th Independence Day celebration.

Among the dead were six members of D.S. Senanayake College's baseball team. The coach was also killed in the explosion that killed 13 in all and injured over 90 others. Funerals for four of the boys are scheduled for tomorrow, while the other three are scheduled the day after.

Meanwhile, the Education Ministry has decided to close all schools in the Colombo zone until next Monday.

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