A series of explosions went off in Sri Lanka, targeting high-end hotels and churches, killing 207 and wounding over 450 more by the latest count. At least two of the eight explosions were perpetrated by suicide bombers and the police are investigating if all eight attacks were carried out by suicide bombers.
Sounds like an attack by the religion of peace. Suicide bombings are their thing. SoS Mike Pompeo says that several of the victims are Americans. The church attacks were all at Christian ones and they seem to be targeted by the attackers. They also planned it on Easter Sunday, when the churches would be packed.
In a series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 207 people, including dozens of foreigners. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the attacks — the worst act of violence since the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war a decade ago — as “cowardly”, as the government imposed an immediate and indefinite curfew across the entire country of 21 million people.
The powerful blasts — six in quick succession and then two more hours later — left hundreds injured and wrought devastation, including at the capital’s well-known St Anthony’s Shrine, a historic Catholic Church.
At least two of the explosions were carried out by suicide bombers, according to police sources and a hotel official, and police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said the authorities were investigating whether suicide attackers were involved in all eight of them.
Seven people have been arrested in connection to the deadly attacks, the defence minister of Sri Lanka said.