Sri Lanka imposes state of emergency – MalaysiaCapture

Sri Lanka imposes state of emergency

Sri Lankan security personnel at the scene of a device detonated in a controlled explosion in a van near the St Anthony’s Church Kochchikade in Colombo yesterday. According to news reports, at least 290 people have been killed and more than 500 injured on Easter Sunday in coordinated blasts blamed on a local Islamist group. – EPA pic, April 23, 2019.

SRI Lanka today imposed a state of emergency hours after the government blamed a local Islamist group for a series of suicide bomb blasts that killed at least 290 people, including dozens of foreigners.

Twenty-four people have been arrested over the coordinated Easter Sunday assault on multiple churches and hotels in the capital Colombo and beyond, authorities said.

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