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Sri Lanka blasts: 87 bomb detonators found at Colombo's main bus stand

Monday, April 22, 2019 • Tamil Comments
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87 bomb detonators found at Colombo’s main bus stand

Following a series of eight bomb blasts in Sri Lanka across churches and high-end hotels on Sunday, nearly 290 people were killed and several hundreds of them were injured. The deadly blasts also ended up wrecking three churches and three five-star hotels as the nation was offering prayers for Easter.

It has now been reported that the Sri Lankan police have recovered 87 low explosive detonators abandoned at the Bastian Mawatha private bus stand in Sri Lanka’s Pettah. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the bombs, while security forces are carrying out searches across the island to get hold of the ones responsible.

As per reports, the blasts happened by 8.45 am when Easter Sunday masses were progressing in the churches as said by police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera. St Anthony’s Church located in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church situated in the western coastal town of Negombo and a church in Batticaloa were apparently the ones attacked.

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