4 Days after the series blast in Sri Lanka, in which more than 359 peoples died and at least 500 peoples injured, another blast was heard on Thursday from vacant land behind the magistrate’s court in the town of Pugoda, 40 km (25 miles) east of the capital Colombo, police and local residents said. According to the police, they were investigating the explosion, which came at a time of high tension in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday suicide bomber attacks on the island state that killed 359 people and wounded about 500.
A new bomb was found in the downtown area of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on Wednesday. A device was detonated yesterday near the Savoy cinema. Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene confirmed the explosion outside the cinema was a controlled one. He said: "It is not a blast. A special taskforce group detected a bomb on the suspicious motorbike. "They tried to open the seat but because it had been stuck they decided to carry out a controlled blast."
The eight suicide bombing attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday have killed at least 359 people and injured over 500. The Sri Lankan police have taken 58 suspects in custody. Islamic State had claimed responsibility for the terrorist blasts in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan government on Wednesday admitted that 'major' intelligence lapses led to the horrific Easter Sunday blasts.
More details are awaited.