Suicide bombers kill more than 207 people and hurt 500 in ‘targeted attack on Christians’ on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Americans, British and Dutch among the dead in eight blasts at churches and five-star hotels

Daily Mail  

 

  • Seven suspects have been arrested after eight explosions hit hotels and churches across Sri Lanka today
  • As many as 207 were killed in the Easter Sunday blasts, and up to 500 people were said to have been injured 
  • A number of foreigners – including British citizens – are reported to have been ‘caught’ in the blasts  
  • A curfew has now been imposed in the country and a social media ban was set in place by the government   
  • Eight separate explosions occurred – an initial six in three churches and hotels, followed by a further two later 

As many as 207 people are dead in an Easter Sunday terrorist attack targeting Christians in Sri Lanka after eight explosions ripped through high-end hotels and churches as suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up.

Seven suspects have been arrested after the explosions injured up to 500 people, and the country’s foreign minister said at least 27 foreigners were among those killed. Earlier reports indicated that nationals from the UK, US, Netherlands and Portugal were among the dead.

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