Sri Lanka Easter Attacks: 270 Murdered; 450 Injured

Hundreds of people were injured while many others killed in six bomb explosions in at least three churches across the country and several hotels in Colombo today. (From Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror)

 


“At least six explosions were reported this morning at three churches in Kochchikade, Katana, and Batticaloa and three five-star hotels in Colombo, police said.

“Explosions were reported at St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena and St.Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, Katana.

“Explosions were also reported at three five-star hotels, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury in Colombo.

“Police said another explosion was reported at a church in Batticaloa.

“Several casualties including foreign tourists have been reported.” —Daily Mirror

Two short sidebar articles, Daily Mirror reports: The Pope condemned the attacks and offered condolences; President Trump condemned the attacks and offered assistance.

Interestingly, “The [Sri Lankan] government has decided to temporarily block social media sites including Facebook and Instagram. Presidential Secretariat said in a statement that the decision to block social media was taken as false news reports were spreading through social media.” —Daily Mirror

And, “Police curfew has been imposed with immediate effect across the island by the IGP until further notice.”—Daily Mirror


Pray for the injured, pray for the families of the murdered, pray for the terrorists to be captured, pray for peace in Sri Lanka.

L-RD Bless, Keep, Shine. . .


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