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12:00 AM, April 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 23, 2019

Improvised pipe bomb made safe near airport

An improvised pipe bomb discovered close to Colombo’s main airport was successfully defused by the Sri Lanka airforce, police said. A police source told AFP that a “homemade” pipe bomb had been found late Sunday on a road leading towards the main terminal, which remains open with heavy security after Easter Sunday’s deadly bomb attacks. “It was a homemade bomb, with explosives put into a pipe,” said the source. Airforce spokesperson Group Captain Gihan Seneviratne said the IED was believed to be locally manufactured. “It was a crude six-foot pipe bomb that was found by the roadside,” an air force spokesman said. “We have removed it and safely defused it at an air force location.”

 

Source: AFP

 

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