Sri Lanka bombings: Curfew imposed after eighth explosion rocks island nation

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Another two bomb blast have been reported from Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo and Dehiwala. This is the eighth attack in the day that ripped through the island nation, taking the death toll to 156. Earlier in the day, six blasts took place at three hotels and three churches in parts of Sri Lanka. Around 156 people have been killed and over 200 injured after multiple explosions were reported in Colombo on Sunday during Easter mass.

Three churches – St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and another church in the eastern town of Batticaloa – were targeted, police said. The blasts occurred at around 8.45 am (local time) as Easter Sunday masses were in progress, PTI quoted police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera as saying. According to reports, the two attackers have been identified. The attack at Shnagri La hotel was carried out by suicide bomber Zahran Hashim, while Abu Mohammad has been identified as the attacker at the Batticalao church.

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