Foreign Affairs
Death toll from Sri Lanka terrorist attacks rises to 290

The number of victims of the terrorist attacks carried out on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka has now risen to 290.  The attacks were carried out by means of eight explosions, three of which targetted Catholic churches, during the celebration of what is considered to be the most important feast for Christians.

The target of the bombings also included major hotels in the capital of Colombo. Around 290 people have been confirmed dead with around another 500 injured.

To date, no has taken responsibility for these attacks, although it is being reported that 24 people have been arrested in connection with the explosions.

The Government of Sri Lanka said that it is believed the explosions were carried out by suicide bombers. Various heads of state around the world have condemned the attacks.

See also:

Sri Lanka: Over 100 persons killed in explosions in churches and hotels

7 arrested in connection with Sri Lanka attacks

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