“A controlled explosion is reported near St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade a short while ago. The explosion took place while the bomb disposal units of the Special Task Force (STF) were diffusing an explosive device found inside a van parked near the church. The damage caused by the explosion is yet to be uncovered,” the message reads.
Small explosion outside St Anthony’s church right now. People fleeing the scene pic.twitter.com/GjadgTwoZ5— michael safi (@safimichael) 22 апреля 2019 г.
Explosions took place in Shri Lanka. The blasts at three churches and hotels were carried out by suicide bombers on Easter Day.
The number of deceased people in the result of the explosions in Sri Lanka increased up to 290 people.
According to the witnesses, the buildings in the surrounding area shook with the blast at St Anthony’s Shrine. The explosions occurred during the mass while people were celebrating Easter.
As we reported, seven suspects were detained and police also stated that people involved in the terrorist actions were identified and arrested.
All schools will be closed until Tuesday. The local authorities imposed the curfew and temporary ban for use of social networks to prevent the spread of the fake news.