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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

A bomb has been found near Colombo’s main airport and has been successfully disabled, according to the Sri Lankan Police, the SPOTNIK network said.

A police source told Agence France-Presse that a “homemade” pipe bomb was found late on Sunday on a road leading to the main terminal at the airport, which remains open amid tight security following deadly attacks on churches and hotels.

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The number of victims of bombings in Sri Lanka’s churches and hotels has risen to 290 and at least 500 others were injured during Easter Sunday in the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of the civil war 10 years ago..

A government source said President Maithripala Seressina, who was abroad when the attacks occurred, called for a meeting of the National Security Council early on Monday morning, adding that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would attend the meeting.

Hours after the attacks, some of which were carried out by suicide bombers, security forces raided a house in the Sri Lankan capital and arrested seven people, three of them dead,.

The government announced a curfew in Colombo and blocked social networks and messaging applications, including Facebook and Watasab. It was not clear when the curfew would be lifted.

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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