Sri Lanka on high alert after second explosion
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Another explosion has occured in Colombo, Sri Lanka, just one day after a series of bombings killed just over 300 people.
The latest explosion reportedly happened in a van near a church as officials were trying to diffuse the bomb.
Meanwhile security agencies had been watching the National Thowheed Jamath jihadist group, reports said, and had notified police about a possible attack.
But the prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, and the cabinet were not informed, ministers said.
Today the country is observing a day to “mourn the senseless loss of innocent lives,” Mr Wickremesinghe said in a statement posted to Twitter.
“It is imperative that we remain unified as Sri Lankans in the face of this unspeakable tragedy,” he added.