Indian concert in Sri Lanka ends with blast, two killed

A grenade exploded at an Indian superstar’s concert in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, killing at least two people and injuring 18 others, police and doctors said. A grenade exploded at an Indian superstar’s concert in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, killing at least two people and injuring 18 others, police and doctors said. The grenade ripped through the most expensive stands closest to the stage where Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan and his troupe were performing, police said. None of the performers were hurt, they said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

“Two people were dead when they were brought in,” Colombo National Hospital director Hector Weerasinghe said. “There are another 18 injured admitted. Six of them are in a critical condition.”

He said all the victims were Sri Lankan nationals. There were however several Indians, including staff of the Indian high commission (embassy), at the show.

The victims had shrapnel injuries caused by a hand grenade, doctors said.

The concert had been plagued by controversy with Buddhist monks complaining it should not be held because it coincided with the anniversary of the d