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Sri Lanka blasts LIVE: At least 290 killed; explosion reported in Colombo

Three churches - St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church were hit by blasts. Three explosions were reported from the five-star hotels, the Shangrila, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury

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Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. A Sri Lanka hospital spokesman says several blasts on Easter Sunday have killed dozens of people | Photo: AP/PTI
Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. A Sri Lanka hospital spokesman says several blasts on Easter Sunday have killed dozens of people | Photo: AP/PTI
At least 290 people were killed and over 500 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

At least 24 people have been arrested for blasts, says police.

The curfew imposed following a series of explosions was lifted at 6 am, as scheduled, but to be reimposed again from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Monday.

Sri Lankan government has declared national day of mourning on Tuesday.

Here are the top updates on the bombings that rocked the island nation.

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