Sri Lankan police commando killed by suicide bomber
December 17, 1996
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNN) -- A Tamil Tiger suicide bomber
riding a motorcycle rammed a vehicle carrying a senior Sri
Lankan police commando Tuesday, police said.
Senior Superintendent of Police Upali Sahabandu died in the
attack, and his driver was wounded. The attacker also died.
The Tamil Tigers have been fighting for an independent
homeland in parts of Sri Lanka for 14 years.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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