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22 May, Wednesday


6 deadly explosions - Churches and hotels blasted in Sri-Lanka

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Death toll reached to 156 in blasts at churches and hotels in Sril Lanka, AFP reported.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the attacks as "cowardly" and said the government was working to "contain the situation".

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At least 52 people were killed Sunday in a string of blasts at hotels and churches in Sri Lanka as worshippers attended Easter services, a police official told AFP.

The blasts hit several high-end hotels and one church in the capital, while two additional churches were targeted outside Colombo, police said.

The first explosions were reported at St Anthony's Church in Colombo and St Sebastian's in the town of Negombo just outside the capital.

An official at the Batticaloa hospital told AFP more than 300 people had been admitted with injuries following the blast there.

The nature of the explosions was not immediately clear.

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