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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Train Bombs Kill 35

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka ) -- Two bombs exploded in a packed commuter train in suburban Colombo on Wednesday, killing at least 35 people and wounding dozens.

The attack occurred shortly after the army began a counterattack against Tamil rebels who overran a military base hundreds of kilometers away.

The bombs exploded as the rush-hour train was halted at Dehiwala, a middle-class area 10 kilometers south of the capital at an hour when workers were returning home from their jobs.