Blast near Sri Lanka church as cops tried to defuse device
A blast hit near a church in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday as police tried to defuse a new bomb found by the site, a police spokesman said.
There was no immediate information on injuries in the blast, or how large it was.
The explosion happened around 50 metres from the St Anthony's Shrine, one of three churches targeted in a string of suicide bombs on Sunday that killed nearly 300 people.
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