Van explodes near bombed Sri Lanka church

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A Sri Lankan man cries while looking for the bodies of his family members killed in yesterday church blasts in a mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. Easter Sunday bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites that killed hundreds of people was Sri Lanka’s deadliest violence since a devastating civil war […]

A van parked near a Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday has exploded, but no injuries have been reported.
  
Police went to inspect the van Monday after people reported it had been parked near St. Anthony’s Shrine since Sunday.
  
They discovered three bombs that they tried to defuse. Instead, the bombs detonated, sending pedestrians fleeing in panic.
  
A series of bombings Sunday killed at least 290 people, including at least 27 foreigners. About 500 others were wounded in the blasts.
  
Officials said 24 suspects are in custody for questioning
  

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