The number of deaths caused by series bomb attacks in 8 places, including churches and luxurious hotels in Sri Lanka`s capital, Colombo, rises to 290 including 35 foreign nationals. Apart from this, at least 500 people were injured in the incidents. The casualties may increase further. Country`s authority lifted the curfew that imposed yesterday (Sunday) following the attack. There is still no claim for the attack. Meanwhile, there were fears that the attacks could spark a renewed communal violence.
`All the attackers are Sri Lankans`
8 suspects arrested following a series of eight bombings that targeted hotels and churches during Easter services throughout Sri Lanka and killed 260 people, are Sri Lankan nationals, said country`s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. However, the PM also said that it is being investigated whether they had any contact with foreigners.
Militant plotted to destroy Colombo airport
Local police administration foiled another massive explosion in Sri Lanka`s capital Colombo. The Air Force has recovered a huge number of explosives from the front road of Colombo airport. The whole area is surrounded by police. Local media reported that the explosives were safely removed and were deactivated. Country`s authority believe that the militant plotted to destroy the whole airport.
Trump posts wrong figure for number of deaths in Sri Lanka blasts.
While expressing condolences for Sri Lanka`s series blasts victims, the US President Donald Trump mistakenly tweets wrong figure about the number of the dead. In a tweets message, Trump said, millions died in Sri Lanka explosions on Easter Sunday. However, the tweet of exaggerated figure has since been deleted. Trump posted another tweet in its place.
UN secretary-general outrage on Sri Lanka attacks
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his outrage over the terrible terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. In a tweet post, he reminded everyone of the sanctity of all places of worship. He expressed solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka and also conveyed deepest condolences to the family of the victims.
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