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Sri Lankan police find 87 bomb detonators at bus stand
22 Apr 2019
A day after eight serial blasts ripped apart Sri Lanka, the police found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in capital Colombo on Monday.
In fact, on Sunday night, Air Force diffused an IED which was found close to Bandaranaike Airport.
290 people have died and 500 were injured in the dastardly attacks. Authorities blamed Jihadist group Thowheed Jamath for the same.
Eight blasts rocked Sri Lanka, hundreds died
On Easter Sunday, three churches and three hotels were attacked by terrorists. Soon after the near-simultaneous attacks, one bomb each went off at Dehiwala and Colombo.
Two attacks were carried by suicide bombers.
Police said on Monday, 24 suspects have been arrested. A safe house of the terrorists and a van, which was used to bring terrorists into the capital, has also been seized.
Emergency to be imposed from midnight
After the blasts, the authorities imposed a curfew in the country, which was lifted at 6 AM on Monday.
However, the government said it would impose an emergency from midnight.
"The government has decided to gazette the clauses related to prevention of terrorism to emergency regulation and gazette it by midnight," announced Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.