A female suicide bomber, believed to be a Tamil Tiger rebel and pretending to be pregnant to conceal explosives, set off a bomb in front of a car that was taking Sri Lanka's top military general inside the army headquarters on Tuesday, the military said.
The blast killed eight people and wounded 27 others, military spokesman Brig. Prasad Samarasinghe said.
Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka suffered serious abdominal injuries, he said. The bomber died on the spot.
The victims included civilians who visit the complex to meet relatives, Samarasinghe said, reports the AP.
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