NINTH bomb is defused at Sri Lanka airport as police arrest 13 after Easter Sunday terror spree
Added 04-21-19 07:37:03pm EST - “A ninth explosive device, a six-foot pipe bomb found at Colombo International Airport in Sri Lanka, has been successfully defused, following a series of deadly terrorist attacks that killed over 200 people on Easter Sunday.” - Rt.com
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“A PVC pipe which was six feet (1.8 meters) in length containing explosives in it was discovered” on a road close to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Air Force spokesman Gihan Seneviratne told reporters.
Colombo International Airport in lock down. Security drill on a suspect package. Just heard a blast in the distance. Hope what ever it was was diffused / destroyed pic.twitter.com/WMglhOQqZI
The facility was immediately placed on lockdown as the Air Force proceeded to defuse the device in a controlled explosion. Security at the airport, however, remains tight, with management requesting passengers to arrive unaccompanied at least four hours before their flights.
Airforce ask passengers to arrive at the airport 4 hours prior to departure. They are requested not to arrive earlier! #lka#srilanka#colombopic.twitter.com/eFDKyMwA0d
“Only passengers will be allowed in the terminal building until further notice in order to facilitate the security measures,” the airport warned.
Colombo International Airport in lock down. Security drill on a suspect package. Just heard a blast in the distance. Hope what ever it was was diffused / destroyed pic.twitter.com/WMglhOQqZI— neville lazarus (@nevilleskynews) April 21, 2019
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