Sri Lanka: Bombs kill more than 200 in churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
Three Sri Lankan churches and three hotels were hit by explosions on Easter Sunday, wounding several people, police sources said.
By REUTERS, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 21, 2019 16:58
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Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka . (photo credit: DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS)
COLOMBO – Over 200 people 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.