Police say eighth Sri Lanka blast was suicide bomb, killed three

21 Apr 2019 / 18:50 H.

COLOMBO: The eighth blast in a string of explosions that hit Sri Lanka today was carried out by a suicide bomber and killed three police officers, a police source said.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the suicide bomber detonated his explosives when police entered a house in a northern suburb of the capital Colombo to carry out a search.

The upper floor of the house collapsed in the blast, killing the police officers. The blast was the latest in a string targeting mostly hotels and churches that have killed around 160 people in a single day. — AFP

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