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3 Indians among 200 people killed in bombings at Sri Lanka churches, hotels

No immediate claims of responsibility for attacks as island nation is put under curfew

Ranga Sirilal & Shihar Aneez | Reuters 

More than 200 people, including three Indians, were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago. Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a security forces raid on a house in the Sri Lankan capital several hours after the rash of attacks, some of which officials said were suicide bombs. The government declared a curfew in Colombo and blocked access to social media and messaging ...

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First Published: Sun, April 21 2019. 20:55 IST