Update: At Least 207 Dead 450 Injured in at Least 8 Easter Sunday Bombings (Video)
At least 207 people were murdered at Easter services in Sri Lanka.
Churches and five star hotels were targeted by the terrorists.
Seven suspects were arrested by police in the attacks.
In a series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 207 people, including dozens of foreigners. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the attacks — the worst act of violence since the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war a decade ago — as “cowardly”, as the government imposed an immediate and indefinite curfew across the entire country of 21 million people.
The powerful blasts — six in quick succession and then two more hours later — left hundreds injured and wrought devastation, including at the capital’s well-known St Anthony’s Shrine, a historic Catholic Church.
At least two of the explosions were carried out by suicide bombers, according to police sources and a hotel official, and police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said the authorities were investigating whether suicide attackers were involved in all eight of them.
Seven people have been arrested in connection to the deadly attacks, the defence minister of Sri Lanka said.