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Easter Sunday blasts: Three Indians among 215 killed in Sri Lanka

Three churches in various parts of the country and four hotels in Colombo were hit

A view of St Sebastian’s Church damaged in a blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, on Sunday | Photo: Reuters
A view of St Sebastian’s Church damaged in a blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, on Sunday | Photo: Reuters

Three Indians were among at least 215 people killed 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.  The number of injured has been pegged at around 500. 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 ...