Shocking footage shows Sunday School children moments before Sri Lanka bomber detonated explosive

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Sunday school children prayed and sung together in a Sri Lankan church moments before 14 of them were killed by the suicide bomber.

Shocking footage, seen by CNN, shows dozens kneeling in a circle at Sunday School in the Zion church, Batticaloa city, shortly before the attack.

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Suicide bomber Mohammed Nasar Mohammed Azar detonated his device outside the church after he was stopped by church officials.

In shocking footage the children are shown laughing as they enjoy the Sunday school before some head out for a break in preparation for the main mass at 9am.

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Further footage shows Azar approaching the church from a nearby alleyway at 8.51am.

When he arrived at the gates he was refused entry by church officials Ramesh Raju and Rasalingam Sasikumar, reports CNN.

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'Ramesh and Sashee were both trying to stop him from entering the church,' said the church's 38-year-old sound technician Rajeevkaran Vimalaretnam.

'I saw a man standing there with two bags wearing a cap and a t-shirt. His dress code - cap, the bag - all of this looked out of place.

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'No one comes to church like that. He looked like he was going to a sporting event.'

As many as 29 people were...
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