Sri Lanka serial blasts: Eight Indians have lost their lives in the serial blasts that struck Sri Lanka on Sunday. Eight coordinated explosions have claimed 290 lives and left over 450 injured. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the series of attacks.
A day after the serial blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday, another explosion occurred in a van near a church as the bomb squad was trying to defuse it, news agency Reuters reported.
The authorities have arrested 24 people from the minority Muslim community in connection with the blasts that ripped through Colombo. The explosions targeted St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and another church in the eastern town of Batticaloa.
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