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Two bombs exploded in a commuter train in Sri Lanka as it pulled away from a suburban railway station. Hospitals reported at least 67 dead and more than 450 wounded. The bombs exploded south of the capital, Colombo, as people were returning home from work. The simultaneous explosions were in two separate carriages. Bodies were found among shoes, briefcases, handbags and other debris strewn around the two wrecked carriages.

Government ministers blamed militant Tamil separatists for the attack. The latest violence came as government troops recaptured a strategic army camp in the north-east after some of the bloodiest fighting in the the country's 13-year-long ethnic war. Reuter - Colombo