In Sri Lanka, 19 people including 12 defense personnel were injured today in an explosion on a bus in the central town of Diyathalawa.
Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said that initial investigations revealed that a grenade reportedly kept in a passenger bag caused the explosion.
Those injured included seven army men, five Air force personnel and seven civilians. Army spokesman Sumith Atapattu said, the passenger bus was travelling from Jaffna to Diyathalawa, which has one of the main military training centres.
He said, an investigation was under way. The police said, the bus was heavily damaged and the injured were taken to the Diyathalawa Hospital.
There have been no targeted attacks on the military in Sri Lanka since the three-decade civil war ended in 2009.