Nearly 300 killed, 500 injured in Easter Sunday attacks on churches, hotels in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka attacks

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In the worst wave of terrorist violence in Sri Lanka in ten years, a series of blasts on Sunday have hit churches and hotels in and near the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.

The nearly simultaneous blasts targeted churches during Easter services and hotels frequented by foreign guests.

Sri Lankan officials said 290 people, including at least 27 foreigners, had been killed in the blasts in Colombo and elsewhere. More than 500 more have been injured.

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