Coordinated Bombings Targeting Multiple Churches And Hotels Kill 200 Including 35 Foreigners In Sri Lanka. Hundreds Injured

Daily Mail: Suicide bombers kill more than 156 people and hurt 400 in 'targeted attack on Christians' on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Americans, British and Dutch among the dead in eight blasts at churches and five-star hotels

* Eight explosions hit hotels and churches across Sri Lanka today, killing at least 156 people on Easter Sunday
* As many as 500 people were said to have been injured and 35 foreigners are reported to be among the dead
* The foreigners who died in the blasts include British, American and Dutch citizens, according to reports
* Two of the Easter Sunday blasts are suspected to have been carried out by suicide bombers, an official said

At least 156 people are dead in an Easter Sunday terrorist attack targeting Christians in Sri Lanka after eight explosions ripped through high-end hotels and churches as suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up.

The initial six explosions injured as many as 500 people, including Japanese and British citizens, and 35 foreigners - from the UK, US, Netherlands and Portugal - are among the dead, sources say.

Reports now indicate a seventh explosion in the southern Colombo suburb of Dehiwala - which killed two people - and an eighth in the northern suburb of Orugodawatta, which killed three police officers during a house search.

Sri Lanka's police chief had made a nationwide alert 10 days before today's bombings, warning that Islamic extremists planned suicide bombings at 'prominent churches', sources say, but it is not yet clear who is responsible for the attacks - and no one has claimed responsibility.

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WNU Editor: Reports are now coming in that 200 people were killed .... At least 190 dead, hundreds injured as explosions rock churches, hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka (ABC News). There were also warnings of an impending attack from Islamist extremists over a week ago .... Sri Lankan police 'were warned of Easter terror attack by Muslim extremists TEN DAYS before suicide bombers struck churches and hotels killing 150 people' (Daily Mail).

More News On Today's Terror Attacks In Sril Lanka

Attacks on Sri Lanka churches and hotels: Live -- BBC
The Latest: Trump offers condolences after Sri Lanka attack -- AP
Sri Lanka attacks: more explosions as at least 150 killed at hotels and churches on Easter Sunday – live -- The Guardian
Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: Deadly Carnage at Churches and Hotels -- The New York Times
Sri Lanka bombings: All the latest updates -- Al Jazeera

More than 150 killed as blasts hit Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday -- France 24
Bombs kill 138, wound hundreds in Easter attacks on Sri Lanka churches, hotels -- Reuters
Explosions kill at least 140 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday -- AP
Sri Lanka blasts: At least 140 dead and more than 560 injured in multiple church and hotel explosions -- CNN
Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill nearly 160 -- AFP
Blasts at Churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka Said to Kill Almost 200 -- The New York Times
Britons and Americans are among 35 foreigners killed in Sri Lanka blasts after the island's rebranding sparked $3.2bn tourist boom in wake of civil war -- Daily Mail
Sri Lanka imposes curfew after more than 150 killed in attacks -- The Guardian
Sri Lanka explosions: 160 killed as churches and hotels targeted -- BBC
Deadly explosions hit Sri Lanka churches, hotels on Easter Sunday -- DW
Sri Lanka bombings: at least 160 dead, hundreds injured after explosions at churches and luxury hotels -- ABC News Online
Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Mass casualties in churches and hotels -- Al Jazeera
Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites -- Reuters
Sri Lanka explosions: what we know so far -- The Guardian
Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks as 'such cruel violence' -- Reuters
World leaders condemn Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka -- Al Jazeera
Factbox: Reaction to Sri Lanka attacks -- Reuters
Explosions in Sri Lanka – in pictures -- The Guardian

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