More than 160 people were killed on Easter Sunday as blasts hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Multiple arrests have been made so far. @SarahHarmanNBC reports on the latest. pic.twitter.com/hIP0Z61u8o
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 21, 2019
There are reports that police had been warned a week before that terrorist attacks from an Islamic group might be coming.
COLOMBO (Reuters) – Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.
The explosions, some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks, led to an immediate clampdown, with the government declaring a curfew and blocking access to most major social media and messaging sites.
It was unclear when the curfew would be lifted.
More than 50 people were killed in St. Sebastian’s gothic-style Catholic church in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, a police official told Reuters, with pictures showing bodies on the ground, blood on the pews and a destroyed roof.