Blast Near Church while Bomb Squad Trying to Defuse Device

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  • TEMPO.CO, New Delhi - An explosion went off on Monday in a van near a church in Sri Lanka where scores were killed the previous day, when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it, a Reuters witness said.

    “The van exploded when the bomb defusing unit of the STF (Special Task Force) and air force tried to diffuse the bomb,” the witness said.

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    Security force spokesman were not immediately available for comment.

    REUTERS