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13 Wounded In Explosion In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's military says a bomb has exploded inside a car transporting schoolchildren in the country's northwest province, wounding 13.

Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara says that the blast occurred Friday near the town of Kurunegala.

He says a private dispute is suspected behind the blast, but that an investigation is continuing.

This is the first major bomb blast reported in the country since government troops crushed the Tamil Tiger rebels in May, after a 25-year insurgency for an independent homeland.