Two Sri Lankan army personnel have been killed and at least 12 injured in a landmine attack by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels, officials say.The Tigers are generally recognized as innovators in their terrorist - er- guerrilla tactics.
"An army bus was hit by a Claymore mine on the Jaffna peninsula," military spokesman Brigadier P Samarasinghe is quoted as saying by Reuters.
The attack comes after one person was killed in a similar attack on Tuesday.
Violence has spiralled in Sri Lanka in recent months, claiming about 700 lives and undermining a 2002 truce.
Sri Lanka has paid a heavy price:
The conflict has killed about 64,000 people, displaced one million and held back the island's growth and economic development.An earleir post on the Tamil Tiger Maritime force, which many believe could be a model for other terrorist organizations, here.
Some estimates suggest that the government has spent up to 5% of gross domestic product on defence in recent years.