'Car bomb' hits Sri Lanka capital

At least two people have been killed and three injured by a powerful bomb blast in a residential area of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, police say.

'Car bomb' hits Sri Lanka capital

The bomb is reported to have gone off near a school in a residential area of the city.

Police say the target may have been a Tamil politician opposed to the Tamil Tiger rebels.

The blast comes as the Tigers and military continue heavy fighting in the north-east of the island.

"The blast was near St Paul's College. It was a van," a military spokesman told the Reuters news agency.

A witness told the agency that one of the dead was a child.

People nearby said they could see plumes of smoke rising above the scene of the blast.

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