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Fresh explosion hits outside court building in town east of Colombo

Independent Online Desk
Fresh explosion hits outside court building in town east of Colombo
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A fresh explosion has hit Sri Lanka - days after more than 300 people died in terror attacks.

The new blast happened in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday morning, reports The Mirror.

There were no causalities in the incident, police reported.

The explosion took place in empty land behind a magistrate's court in Pugoda, which is 40km east of the capital.

"There was an explosion behind the court, we are investigating," said police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera, adding it was not a controlled detonation like other blasts in recent days. The entry road to Colombo's main airport had been closed after a suspicious vehicle was spotted in a nearby car park.

Workers in the country's central bank were told to remain in their HQ in the capital by security forces who feared nearby blasts, two bank officials told Reuters.

They have since been allowed to leave the building after the street outside, which is near the World Trade Centre, was temporarily blocked to traffic.

The incident comes while Sri Lanka's emergency services remain on high alert following a spate of suicide bomb attacks that killed 359 people and wounded 500 on the island state.

Police took 16 more people in for questioning overnight - including non-Sri Lanka nationals - as they investigated Sunday's bombings, which ISIS has claimed responsibility for.

The terrorist group offered no firm information to back up its claim, leading authorities to question its legitimacy.

A police statement said one of those detained overnight was linked to a "terrorist organisation" but gave no other details.

It said another was taken into custody after they investigated posts on the individual's Facebook page and found 
what they described as "hate speech".

Focus has also been turned to domestic Islamist groups National Thawheed Jama'ut and JammiyathulMillathu Ibrahim. At least 76 people have now been detained since the attacks.

Ruwan Wijewardene, Deputy defence minister in Sri Lanka said during a news conference that all nine of the bombers were well educated and from wealthy families.

Wijewardene said: "We believe that one of the suicide bombers studied in the UK and later did his postgraduate studies in Australia."

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