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Sri Lanka Mourns Horrific Attacks on Easter Sunday

A total of 207 were killed and 450 were injured in Sri Lanka's capital as bombings hit four hotels and three churches as many celebrated the Easter holiday. 

The responsibility of the attacks has not been claimed by any group or individual yet.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe gave a press conference during which he said, “So far the names that have come up are local.”

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A sign and roses placed for the victims of Sri Lanka
A sign and roses placed for the victims of Sri Lanka's serial bomb blasts, are displayed outside a church in Peshawar, Pakistan April 21, 2019. Photo:Reuters
Eight people have been arrested so far in connection with the attacks. Defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene urged the media not to publish the name of the arrested persons as it might incite communal violence Sri Lanka April 21
Eight people have been arrested so far in connection with the attacks. Defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene urged the media not to publish the name of the arrested persons as it might incite communal violence Sri Lanka April 21 Photo:Reuters
People light candles for the victims of Sri Lanka
People light candles for the victims of Sri Lanka's serial bomb blasts, in Karachi, Pakistan April 21, 2019 Photo:Reuters
People light candles for the victims of Sri Lanka
People light candles for the victims of Sri Lanka's serial bomb blasts, outside a church in Peshawar, Pakistan April 21, 2019 Photo:Reuters
Bombings hit four hotels and three churches in and around Colombo, and in Batticaloa in east of country Sri Lanka April 21
Bombings hit four hotels and three churches in and around Colombo, and in Batticaloa in east of country Sri Lanka April 21 Photo:Reuters
Crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21
Crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21 Photo:Reuters
Published 21 April 2019
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