4/24, 7:46 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Police carry out controlled explosion at Sri Lanka cinema

Sri Lankan authorities said on Wednesday that they carried out a controlled explosion of a "suspicious motorbike" outside the Savoy cinema in the country's capital of Colombo.

Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene stated that a special task force detected the suspicious vehicle and "tried to open the seat but because it had been stuck they decided to carry out a controlled blast." Wijewardene insisted there were no explosives at the scene. "It’s just that it was a suspicious motorbike," he claimed.

The operation comes several days after over 350 people were killed in a series of attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday for which the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility.

Breaking the News / NP