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Bus attack pushes Sri Lanka closer to war

A powerful land mine ripped through a packed bus in northern Sri Lanka on Thursday, killing at least 64 people in the worst act of violence since a 2002 cease-fire. Sri Lanka’s air force responded by bombing rebel-held areas in the northeast. The government blamed the Tamil Tiger rebels for blowing up the bus crowded with commuters and schoolchildren but the rebels strongly denied responsibility. Thursday’s violence came during nearly a year of renewed fighting that began with last summer’s assassination of Sri Lanka’s foreign minister. With the cease-fire already shaky, the explosion has brought the fractured country even closer to full-scale war. Full Story

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