A bomb has been found at Sri Lanka’s main airport this evening just hours after a series of explosions killed 207 people, Trend reports citing Metro.
The six-foot pipe bomb was discovered by air force personnel on a routine patrol at Bandaranaike International, also known as Katunayake Airport or Colombo International.
It has since been safely destroyed. Air Force Spokesman Gihan Seneviratne told the Sri Lankan Sunday Times: ‘A PVC pipe which was six feet in length containing explosives in it was discovered.’ The airport was put into lock-down while the device was detonated, reports said.
Sri Lanka’s death toll rose to 207 earlier today after a series of coordinated explosions hit hotels and churches in the country. More than 450 people were wounded in the attacks.