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Sri Lanka on tenterhooks after blasts, cops target suspicious motorbike

Apr 25, 2019 00:25 IST
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Security was tightened outside a movie theatre across Colombo after Sri Lankan Police found a suspicious motorbike on Wednesday. A controlled explosion, which was used to access storage under the motorbike seat, was carried out by a bomb squad. The suspicious motorbike was later carried away by the police. Multiple blasts in Sri Lanka killed at least 359 people in Colombo on Easter Sunday. Country’s State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said that the bombings could be a retaliation for the Christchurch mosque attack. Soon after this, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombings.