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Over 100 dead, 400 injured as explosions hit hotels, churches in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called a national security council meeting at his home later in the day


Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed about 100 people and wounded more than 400, a hospital director and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. In just one church, St. Sebastian’s in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, more than 50 people had been killed, a police official told Reuters, with pictures showing bodies on the ground, blood on the pews and a destroyed roof. Media reported 25 people were also killed in an attack on a church in Batticaloa in Eastern ...

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First Published: Sun, April 21 2019. 12:32 IST