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7 Suspects arrested after Coordinated Attacks on Churches, Hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Over 200 people were killed, and over 400 injured on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka in a series of coordinated bombings on churches and hotels, Al Jazeera reports.

The attack is being regarded as the worst since the end of the country’s civil war 10 years ago.
Police said the attack comprised of a total of 8 explosions by suicide bombers.

The seventh blast occurred at a hotel near the national zoo and the eighth at a residence in the suburb of Orugodawatta north of Colombo when officers entered to search it.

Most of the victims were worshippers in three churches who were attending the Easter Sunday services followed by three luxury hotels.

Sri Lanka’s Junior Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardena said seven suspects have been arrested.
No one or group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Wijewardene announced that a nationwide curfew has been placed and major social networking sites and apps have been blocked temporarily to prevent misinformation.

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