A wave of coordinated explosions have been reported across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Three churches and three luxury hotels were subjected to the attacks. More than 200 people were reported dead and hundreds more injured, with expected death tolls to rise. Defense officials have linked the attacks to religious extremists and suicide bombers.
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A series of coordinated explosions have devastated Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Three churches in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa were targeted during Easter services.
Three luxury hotels, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand, and Kingsbury Hotel, were also subjected to the deadly blasts in Colombo.
On Sunday, police reported over 200 casualties and more than 450 people injured after the explosions.
BBC reported that hospitals could expect a significant rise in death tolls as they continue to report on casualty figures.
Authorities have said that most of the dead are believed to be Sri Lankans, while around 35 foreign nationals are among those killed.
Police reported that 13 suspects have been arrested on Sunday so far in connection with the bombings.
Officials linked the attacks to the works of religious extremists and suicide bombers.
Authorities launched a massive security operation and imposed a curfew on Sri Lanka.
The government also temporarily blocked social media networks inside the country to prevent misinformation and rumors.
Sri Lankan Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene announced: "We will take all necessary action against any extremist group that is operating in our country."