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Posted at: Apr 22, 2019, 5:16 PM; last updated: Apr 22, 2019, 5:16 PM (IST)

Fresh blast near Colombo church

Fresh blast near Colombo church
Security personnel stand guard outside St Anthony''s Shrine in Colombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. AFP

Colombo, April 22

A new explosion was reported on Monday near a church in Colombo, triggering panic.

Video footage from St Anthony's Church, shared by Guardian journalist Michael Safi, showed people running from the area in panic.

According to the BBC, the blast happened while "security forces personnel ... tried to defuse a newly-discovered explosives in a vehicle".

Journalist Safi said there had been a "small explosion".

The shrine was one of the places targeted by the bomb attacks which killed at least 290 people and injured over 500 on Easter Sunday. — IANS



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