A van with explosives parked in Kochchikade exploded while the bombs were being defused, the Police said.
The bomb disposal squad carried out a controlled explosion of the van.
The Police said the van was believed to have been used by those involved in the bomb attack on the Kochchikade church yesterday.
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that the area residents were cleared when the van was being checked and steps were taken to defuse the bomb.
The van then exploded causing minor damage to buildings in the area. (Colombo Gazette)
Pic: TV still of the destroyed van