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Subject: As worshipers gather on EASTER SUNDAY, explosions at eight sites, including three churches, killing 200+ ...

Massacre includes 400+ injured.
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Date Posted: Sunday, April 21, 01:01:12pm
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Sri Lanka attacks: several arrested after 207
killed at hotels and churches on Easter Sunday. ...

April 21, 2019

At least 207 people have been killed and 405 injured in a series of explosions, most of which believed to have resulted from suicide bombings which targeted churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

Most of those killed were locals but 36 foreigners are believed to have been killed following the attacks, which no group has yet claimed responsibility for although there have now reportedly been 13 arrests follow a police raid.

The prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, acknowledged that “information was there” about the prospect of possible terrorist attacks, saying that investigations will take place into “why adequate precautions were not taken” while the government attempts to apprehend the perpetrators.
There were six initial blasts, at three hotels and three churches, before two more explosions some time later. One was during the police raid and the other was at a guest house.

The Sri Lankan government has imposed an indefinite curfew and shut down social media and messaging services amid fears over the spread of misinformation and the incitement of racial disharmony.

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