Sri Lankan police say a suspected Tamil Tiger rebel detonated explosives inside a police station in the capital, Colombo(today/ Wednesday), killing herself and at least four police officers.
They say at least 11 people, mostly policemen were wounded in the blast that came as police were escorting the suspect for questioning.
There has been no immediate comment from the Tamil Tiger rebels.
It was the first suicide bombing since the rebel group and the government signed a truce in February 2002. The two sides have yet to agree on ways to resume peace talks that have been on hold for more than a year.
Tensions have escalated in recent months, since Tamil Tigers accused the army of helping a renegade rebel commander. Information for this story is provided by AP, AFP