Bomb explosions at multiple churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Multiple explosions have happened in Sri Lanka on Sunday (04.21.2019) morning as Christians celebrated Easter. Several churches and hotels were targeted throughout the Island, Sri Lankan police confirmed to the local media.


Authorities in Sri Lanka have launched a massive security operation and imposed a curfew after a wave of bombs in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed at least 207 people and injured 450.

A lot of foreign nationals were among the dead in the near-simultaneous blasts, American, Indian, British, Chinese, Turkish and Dutch citizens were among those killed in the blasts.

According to officials, suicide bomb attacks appeared timed to cause maximum casualties among worshippers attending Easter services.

However, the reason behind this unfortunate incident has not been confirmed, and there have so far been no claims of responsibility.

“I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong. Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.” Sri Lanka’s president, Maithripala Sirisena said.

“I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. The prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, wrote on Twitter

Sri Lanka’s minister of economic reforms and public distribution, Harsha de Silva has tweeted about the devastating scenes as per below.

“All necessary emergency steps were taken by Gov of Sri Lanka. Soon official statement will be issued.”

This is a developing story.

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