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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

New Explosion Reported In Sri Lanka, Country Declaring State Of Emergency

Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency, following another explosion just one day after a series bombings in the country’s capital.
According to reports, a van exploded early Monday near one of the churches which was attacked on Easter. No injuries were reported in the incident.
The state department is now issuing another travel warning for citizens visiting the country, and said local terror groups are still plotting new attacks on hotels and churches.
Sri Lankan security forces approach the site after a vehicle parked near St. Anthony’s shrine exploded in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through churches and luxury hotels killed more than 200 people.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
The Sri Lankan government issued an apology to victims of the attacks and their families early Monday, saying they failed to act sooner despite warnings of the attack.
“Nearly 300 people have died, over 500 people have been injured, severely injured, some are disabled. So, we are very, very sorry. As a government we have to say, and we have to apologize to the families and the other institutions about this incident.”
— Rajitha Senaratne, Health Minister – Sri Lanka
The government also announced it will issue financial compensation to victims and affected businesses.

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