Terrorists kill over 200, injure scores in suicide attacks on Easter Sunday


Eight bomb blasts in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, have reportedly left no fewer that 207 people dead and 400 seriously injured.

The coordinated attacks were said to have targeted congregations, who were taking part in Easter Sunday services at various churches when the blasts went off simultaneously.

Guests in the luxury hotels of Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand in the heart of Colombo were also among the casualties where the attackers struck.

According to reports, death toll could rise significantly as hospitals report casualty figures.

Over 30 foreign nationals are being reported to have died in the attack which Sri Lanka government have termed as suicide attack by terrorists.

Meanwhile, with seven persons reported to have been arrested in connection with the bombings, nationwide curfew has been declared and the social media space of the country shut down.


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