Around 161 killed, hundreds injured in 6 blasts at Sri Lankan hotels and churches(WATCH LIVE)
Posted on April 21st, 2019


Six explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with at least 161 killed and hundreds more injured, local authorities said.

The blasts occurred at around 8:45am local time at St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a Catholic-majority town outside of the capital. The Zion Church in Batticaloa on the eastern coast was also targeted.

At around the same time, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury five-star hotels were also hit, police confirmed. All attacks appear to have been coordinated.

At least 138 people were killed, media reported, citing police. More than 400 were injured in the attacks.

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