Four days after the deadly Easter Sunday attacks, an explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday but there were no casualties, a police spokesman said.
Sri Lanka is currently under a state of emergency after suicide bombings at luxury hotels and Christian churches killed at least 359 people on Easter Sunday.
Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said police were investigating the blast on empty land behind the magistrate’s court in Pugoda, which is a town 40km east of Colombo.
In response to the reports of a suspicious vehicle was, Colombo international airport canceled outgoing flights. It was a false alarm, that set back passengers and delayed cargo shipments.
On Monday, Sri Lankan police performed a controlled detonation of a suspicious van near St. Anthony’s church, which was one of the churches targeted in Sunday’s coordinated attacks in Colombo.
Government officials suspect two domestic terrorist groups masterminded the terrifying attacks, while “some links” to ISIS have not been ruled out.
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