Easter Terror Attack In Sri Lanka -- News Updates April 22, 2019

Daily Mail: Six-foot pipe bomb is found at Sri Lanka's main airport hours after series of blasts killed at least 207 including five Britons in Easter Sunday terror attacks targeting Christians at churches and luxury hotels

* At least 207 people were killed and 450 wounded after eight explosions rocked hotels and churches
* The blasts, mostly around Colombo, have killed at least 35 foreigners including Britons and Americans
* Three British nationals, and two holding dual UK-US nationality, are among the dead, Sri Lankan officials said
* This evening it was reported a further explosive was found and disposed of at the country's main airport
* Seven suspects have been arrested after Sri Lanka's worst violence since the end of its civil war in 2009
* A curfew has now been imposed in the country and a social media ban is in force to stop false information
* Eight separate explosions occurred - an initial six in three churches and hotels, followed by a further two later
* One hotel manager said a suicide bomber had queued for a breakfast buffet before blowing himself up today
* A warning was issued about a possible Islamist attack on churches last week, but no-one has claimed attack

A bomb was found and safely destroyed at Sri Lanka's main airport this evening just hours after co-ordinated attacks killed 207 people in explosions at churches and five-star hotels on Easter Sunday.

Eight blasts ripped through landmarks around the capital Colombo, and on Sri Lanka's east coast, targeting Christians, hotel guests and foreign tourists.

More than 450 people were wounded and five British citizens were among the dead.

A a six-foot pipe bomb was later found by air force personal on a routine patrol at the country's main airport Bandaranaike International, also known as Katunayake Airport or Colombo International.

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Easter Terror Attack In Sri Lanka -- News Updates April 22, 2019

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