It was a bloody Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka where a series of explosions across the country killed at least 207 people and left hundreds more injured.
Five-star hotels and churches were hit in the coordinated attacks which occured in eight different places.
CNN reports that the victims include citizens from at least eight countries including UK, India, China, Turkey, Netherlands, US and Portugal.
No one or group has taken responsibility for the attacks yet.
A bomb was found and safely destroyed at Sri Lanka’s main airport this evening just hours after co-ordinated attacks killed 207 people in explosion at churches and five-star hotels on Easter Sunday.
Later in the evening, a six-foot pipe bomb was found and safely defused by air force personal on a routine patrol at the country’s main airport Bandaranaike International, also known as Katunayake Airport or Colombo International.
‘A PVC pipe which was six feet in length containing explosives in it was discovered,’ Air Force Spokesman Gihan Seneviratne told the Sri Lankan Sunday Times.
According to him, the bomb device was discovered by Air Force personnel on a routine patrol and was disposed by the Explosives Ordinance Disposal Unit of the Air Force in a controlled area.