Friday, March 13, 2009

Suicide Bomb Caught on Camera

Below is the moment before a photographer captures a Tamil Tiger suicide bomb that targeted several Sri Lankan government ministers in the town of Akuressa on the southern tip of Sri Lanka yesterday.


Seconds later...


The Blast killed 14 people and wounded 40 including six government ministers.

The war may be coming to a close in the North but the Tamil Tigers have shown they are still capable of launching attacks against the Sinhalese in the south. No doubt the Sri Lankan military will respond to yesterdays attack by shelling the last Tamil enclave in the North East even more relentlessly.

8 comments:

annie said...

Hi Ted,
Sensational pictures, we hear of suicide bombers so often now but its hard to really imagine what its actually like, right at the moment it happens....these pictures really hit home of the impact on these poor innocent civilians.........horrible, horrible, horrible.

Ted Leddy said...

Quite frightening Annie

I have pictures of the hellish scenes afterward but too gruesome to post.

DigitalForg€ry said...

Unbelievable pictures man...How fast it happens is unreal. The people only begin to react at the end.

Ted Leddy said...

Its frightening alright. The suicide bomb... its probably the most effective weapon in guerrilla warfare.

DigitalForg€ry said...

Ye, it can be hidden so easily, and transported right to the point of detonation with the accuracy, intelligence and determination of a living human. That's something no mechanical bomb or weapon can do.

Bock the Robber said...

It's an appalling series of pictures.

Ted Leddy said...

Spot on Aido (can I call you that here or do you not want people to know tis yourself)

Even the most secure military base in the world, the "green zone" in Baghdad has been hit by suicide bombs. An employee from outside brought in a tiny peace of the bomb at a time over several months. He finally assembled it and detonated himself inside the Iraqi parliament. Try defend against that.

Ted Leddy said...

Its pretty gruesome Bock. It reminds me of the video you posted of the chaotic aftermath of an airstrike in Gaza. For all the things we complain about here, Christ we have it easy.