More than 240 killed as churches and hotels targeted In Sri Lanka

At least 207 people have been killed and 450 hurt in a serial blasts that rocked Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo and some nearby areas on Easter Sunday, India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.

Eight blasts were reported, including at three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade district during Easter services.

The Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand luxury hotels, all in the capital, were also targeted.

A curfew has been put in place “until further notice” and social media networks have been temporarily blocked.

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