Sri Lanka: Police uncover 87 detonators at Colombo bus station

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Police uncovered some 87 ‘low-explosive’ bomb detonators at the Bastian Mawatha private bus station in Colombo on Monday according to a government spokesperson, a day after after eight explosions rocked hotels and churches in and around the city.

According to reports, 75 devices were found in rubbish bins and the other 12 were spread on the ground at the station, which is located in the Pettah district of Colombo.

Footage shows police studying a case of devices, not confirmed to be the detonators, while luggage and documentation checks were carried out on passengers at the station.

An area inside the station’s vicinity was also cordoned off.

Nearly 300 people and another 500 were wounded in the attacks across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

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