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More Than 200 Killed by Bombings Across Sri Lanka Targeting Churches and Hotels

April 21st, 2019 · 5:40 pm @   -  No Comments
Date of Occurrence: 21st April, 2019 Location: Sri Lanka Event: Suicide Bombings Fatalities: 207 Injuries/Displaced: 450

At least 207 people have been killed and 450 injured by a series of 8 suicide bombings across Sri Lanka, targeting Christians and foreigners on Easter Sunday.

The initial 3 blasts occurred at churches in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa as services were beginning.

3 hotels and a banquet hall in the Capital of Colombo were also attacked. A final blast occurred in the suburbs as police entered a home they believe to be where the attack was planned, killing 3 police officers. 13 suspects were arrested.

The government has temporarily blocked social media platforms to prevent further coordination and issued a curfew until Monday morning.

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