EASTER ATTACK: ‘Around 100 dead and 400 injured’ in church and hotel ‘suicide bomb’ explosions

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'SUICIDE BOMBERS': A security official claimed they were behind at least two of the blasts. Photo credit: Twitter


HOSPITAL officials have said that ‘around 100 people are dead and 400 injured’ following explosions at three hotels and three churches in Sri Lanka.

One of the explosions tore through St Anthony’s Shrine in the capital Colombo, that was packed with worshippers on Easter Sunday.

St Anthony’s Shrine and the three hotels are in the capital Colombo, and are frequented by foreign tourists. The other two churches are in Negombo, a town north of Colombo, and the eastern town of Batticaloa.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said: “I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong. Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.”

A security official claimed suicide bombers were behind at least two of the blasts.

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