Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings

By Xappie Desk, April 24, 2019 14:21 IST

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings

Police say the death toll in the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 359 and more suspects have been arrested.
 
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara also said on Wednesday morning that 18 suspects were arrested overnight, raising the total detained to 58. The Prime Minister warned on Tuesday that several suspects armed with explosives were still at large.
 
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels Sunday in the worst violence this South Asian island nation has seen since its civil war ended a decade ago.



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