Sri Lanka: 137 killed as explosions rock churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

Priests at St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, one of the churches targeted.

At least 137 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in blasts at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police and hospital sources say.

At least seven blasts were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services.

The Shangri-La, Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and a fourth hotel, all in Colombo, were also hit.

A curfew has been imposed from 18:00 to 06:00 local time (12:30-00:30 GMT).

No group has yet said it was responsible for the attacks.


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