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Minor explosion in Sri Lanka, no casualties

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Colombo, April 22, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Soldiers stand guard at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 22, 2019. The death toll from the multiple blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka on Sunday rose to 228 while 450 others were injured, local media quoting hospital sources said. (Xinhua/Wang Shen/IANS) by .
Soldiers stand guard at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka

A minor explosion occurred in the outskirts of the Sri Lankan capita, although there were no reports of casualties or damages in the incident that came four days after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359 people, police said…reports Asian Lite News

Colombo, April 22, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Soldiers stand guard at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 22, 2019. The death toll from the multiple blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka on Sunday rose to 228 while 450 others were injured, local media quoting hospital sources said. (Xinhua/Wang Shen/IANS) by .
Soldiers stand guard at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The explosion occurred at around 9 a.m. in a garbage dump behind the Magistrate’s Court in Pugoda, some 36 km from Colombo.

Following the blast police have advise the general public not to panic as the security forces are conducting search operations in the area and also across the country, reports the Daily Mirror.

In the Easter Sunday bombings, hundreds of others were also injured in what is being called as the bloodiest day in Sri Lanka since the end of the civil war a decade ago.

The Sri Lankan government has blamed a local Muslim outfit, National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), for the deadly bombings.