Sri Lanka: explosion in capital kills 7

Sri Lanka: explosion in capital kills 7
Sri Lanka: explosion in capital kills 7

The blast occurred as a motorcade carrying the Pakistani High Commissioner's family was passing through the area, although it was not clear if any of the envoy's relatives were among the casualties, the military official said.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said seven people were killed in the explosion, which set one car ablaze and left another car and a jeep riddled with shrapnel and covered in blood, the AP reports.