Attack on bus in northern Sri Lanka kills at least five

A land mine struck a passenger bus carrying civilians in northern Sri Lanka in an attack that killed at least five people and wounded 25 others Wednesday night, the military said. The bus had been heading north from the agricultural town of Kabithigollewa near rebel-controlled areas when it was hit by the blast, said military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara. Initial reports said five people were killed and 25 were wounded, he said.