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Sri Lankan Naval soldiers stand guard as authorities started clearing the debris from inside of the damaged St. Anthony’s Church after it was targeted in a series of Islamic State-claimed suicide bombings that killed hundreds of people during Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Saturday, April 27, 2019. Sri Lankan security forces have found 15 bodies, including […]

 A girl and a woman have survived a fiery explosion at a suspected militant safe house in eastern Sri Lanka that killed 15 people during a raid linked to the Easter bombings.
    
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said Saturday that the woman and girl are critically injured and are being treated at a nearby hospital in Ampara District.
    
Sri Lankan security forces have been clearing the safe house following a Friday night gunbattle between soldiers and suspected militants. Authorities say the militants set off three explosions and opened fire.
    
Police say they found 15 bodies including six children at the house.
    
Pictures by The Associated Press show the charred remains of one child. The body of another child can be seen in a green T-shirt with the words “good boy” written on the back.
    
The bodies of an adult woman and man were found after the explosion with their clothes burned off.
    

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