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Over 200 killed, hundreds injured in series of blasts at Sri Lankan hotels & churches

Via RT…


A series of eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with over 200 killed and hundreds injured, media reported, citing police.

The blasts started at around 8:45am local time at St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a Catholic-majority town outside of the capital. The Zion Church in Batticaloa on the eastern coast was also targeted. At around the same time, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury five-star hotels were also hit, police confirmed.

Two more explosions happened later in the day, targeting two more locations in Colombo. All attacks appear to have been coordinated.

At least 207 people were killed, Reuters reported, citing police. More than 450 were injured in the attacks.

Alleged footage of the aftermath, shared on social media, showed chaos and large-scale destruction inside at least one of the churches.

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Olivia Kroth
April 21, 2019

Russia ready to help Sri Lanka following series of terror attacks – Russian MP Society & Culture April 21, 18:49 UTC+3 MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. Russia is ready to offer all necessary assistance to Sri Lanka following a series of eight blasts on Sunday, if it needs such help, a senior Russian lawmaker said. “I am sure that once we have such a request, the Russian side will offer all necessary assistance to expose the criminals and help those injured,” Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the international committee at Russia’s State Duma lower parliament house, wrote on his Telegram account. “Terrorism… Read more »

You can call me AL
You can call me AL
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
April 21, 2019

I have been to Sri Lanka – admittedly for only 2 weeks, but at that time the next hotel along was attacked in Colombo by the Tamils….according to the locals the Tamils and the government have the usual problems, whereas all other religions and cultures lived in peace and harmony (except the Tamil North East (I think it was the NE). I believe this attack was externally led, funded and manned.. and probably against the Chinese interests… but was it India ? ( for me I doubt), I think it is the usual suspects AS ALWAYS. Regards helping in Russia,… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
April 22, 2019

My deepest condolences to the bereaved families in Sri Lanka. This is awful, I am so sorry for their loss.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
April 22, 2019

RUPTLY / RUSSIA:

The acclaimed Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid tribute to the victims of Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attacks with a giant sculpture at Puri Beach, in the Indian State of Odisha, on Sunday. ‘We are with Sri Lanka’ were the words written on the sculpture, which also depicted scenes of explosions.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
April 23, 2019

XINHUA reports:

Sri Lanka observes nationwide silence for bomb victims

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-23 11:19:09|Editor: Liu

COLOMBO, April 23 (Xinhua) — Sri Lankans observed a three-minute silence on Tuesday for victims of a series of explosions that rocked the island country on Easter Sunday.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
April 23, 2019

Due to this horrible act of terrorism, Sri Lanka will lose its tourist business.

RUSSIA TODAY (French version) reports that a Danish billionaire lost three children in Sri Lanka. They were spending their Easter vacation there. Anders Holch Povlsenu owns the fashion business “Bestseller” in Denmark.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
April 23, 2019

Thirty foreign nationals from 13 states killed in Sri Lanka attacks, says Foreign Ministry Emergencies April 22, 20:57 UTC+3 Those victims were from Bangladesh, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the UK, the US, Sri Lanka and Australia. NEW DELHI, April 22. /TASS/. At least 30 foreign nationals from 13 counties were killed in explosions in Sri Lanka on Sunday that claimed the lives of at least 290 people on Sunday, the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said on its website on Monday. It said explosions at churches and hotels of Sri Lanka killed one person from… Read more »

Gyre
Gyre
April 21, 2019

My money is on the Mossad.

Gyro Gearloose
Gyro Gearloose
Reply to  Gyre
April 21, 2019

Ah, your money’s always on the Mossad.

Flying Gabriel
Flying Gabriel
Reply to  Gyre
April 22, 2019

Safe bet.

Hmph
Hmph
April 21, 2019

Quote: “A series of bombings hit churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people.”

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