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Sri Lanka minister attacked

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNN) — An explosion on Tuesday hit the convoy of Sri Lanka’s Nation Building Minister, D.M. Dassanayake, wounding him on the road between the capital, Colombo, and the international airport.

He was hospitalized afterwards.

Seven others were wounded, the military said, according to The Associated Press.

Dassanayake had minor injuries, AP quoted military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara as saying. E-mail to a friend

Journalist Iqbal Athas contributed to this report

Copyright 2008 CNN. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Associated Press contributed to this report.

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January 8, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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