BREAKING: Multiple EXPLOSIONS At Sri Lankan Churches On Easter Morning

The worldwide attacks on Christianity continue as multiple churches in Sri Lanka have apparently been targeted, with multiple explosions killing 20+ and injuring dozens more. One outlet is reporting 99 dead.

SKY News reports:

At least 20 people have been killed and 280 others injured after a series of blasts hit three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka, according to a hospital official.

A Sri Lanka security official said near-simultaneous blasts hit the six locations.

An explosion ripped through St Anthony’s Shrine in the capital Colombo, causing casualties among worshippers.

Eye-witnesses say buildings in the surrounding area shook with force of the blast and 50 people so far have reportedly been taken to Colombo’s main hospital.

A second explosion hit St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north of Colombo.

Newsweek adds:

 

Six near-simultaneous explosions occurred in Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo and nearby Negombo on Easter Sunday.

* Police report that three hotels favored by tourists, Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury, were hit.

• Two of the explosions occurred at Catholic churches in Colombo. Both were holding Easter Mass at the time of the explosions.

• The third church is located in Negombo, a heavily-Catholic town located north of Colombo.

• Multiple casualties have been confirmed in two locations.

1:13 a.m. EDT: Tamil Guardian reports that 10 people have been confirmed dead at the Zion Church in Batticaloa. In Colombo, the site of multiple explosions, 25 people have been confirmed dead, with at least 150 admitted to hospitals in the capital city.

Three churches in Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo have reportedly been hit by explosions as worshippers attended Easter Sunday services.

Little is currently known about the cause of the explosions, but an Associated Press brief indicates that there are casualties. However, Sri Lankan news services are reporting that 150 people have been taken to local hospitals, but no deaths have been confirmed.

Initial reports only listed two churches and 80 casualties, so these numbers could go up as more reports come in.

Coincidence that this is happening on Easter morning? Has the religion of peace struck again? This is only the latest in a string of attacks on Christians.

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