Condemning the suicide attack by a female Tamil Tiger bomber that killed 28 people including women and children in northern Sri Lanka, the UN has said, "civilians must be distinguished from combatants and protected from the fighting". "The United Nations reiterates that civilians must be distinguished from combatants, and protected from the fighting," the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator in Sri Lanka said in a statement. The bomber mingled herself in the crowd of refugees who were being checked after fleeing the war zones near Sundarapuram in Visuamadu and blew herself up on Monday.