Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church will televise a private on Sunday mass after cancelling regular services over fears of a repeat of Easter suicide bombings that killed 257 people, a spokesman said.
Three of the four children of Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen were killed in the Easter day attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for his clothing retail group Bestseller said on Monday.
Sri Lanka's police on Wednesday named nine people who staged Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253 people, and said the attackers' assets will be confiscated in line with anti-terror laws.
The latest incidents followed huge blasts last week at an air base in Russian-annexed Crimea. In a new assessment, a Western official said that incident had rendered half of Russia's Black Sea naval aviation force useless in a stroke.
At around 6am (0300 GMT) the blasts sent up at least three columns of black smoke with flames visible apparently in an industrial part of the strategic Black Sea port.
The blasts, which occurred in rapid succession, were being investigated and more casualties were feared, according to Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran and the city's Emergency Hospital. Several of the wounded were in critical condition.
Taliban officials have not confirmed the explosion, and it was not immediately clear who was behind the blast. Local broadcaster Tolo aired footage showing heavy grey fumes of smoke rising from the area.
Indignant over what it called Ukrainian strikes in Russian territory and following the stunning loss of its Black Sea flagship, where authorities said the bodies of more than 900 civilians were found outside the capital.
In a statement, the Council reiterated its categorical rejection of such terrorist attacks and violence, which contradict the teachings of all religions as well as international laws and norms.