More than 290 people have been killed and 500 injured in a series of eight bomb blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka’s churches and high-end hotels holding Easter services on Sunday.
According to reports, the devastating multiple bomb blasts were coordinated attacks.
These coordinated attacks were the deadliest terror attack to hit the island nation in 10 years since the end of bloody civil war that killed more than 100,000 people and reminds painful memories for many Sri Lankans.
However, there was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Sri Lankan police have arrested more than 10 people in connection with the multiple bomb blast in luxury hotels and churches of the country.
A nationwide curfew was imposed in Sri Lanka but was lifted 6 am today, and restricted social media access to prevent spreading of any wrong information in the country of 21 million people.
The powerful explosion, six in a row and then two more hours later, wounding hundreds on Easter Sunday.
Before unleashing carnage, one of the suicide bomber queued at a hotel breakfast buffet.
The US State Department said in a revised travel advisory ‘terrorist groups’ were continuing to plot possible attacks in Sri Lanka after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded in blasts in churches and luxury hotels yesterday.
“Terrorists may attack with little or no warning,” it said in the revised warning.