The police stated that three Catholic churches were hit by explosions in Sri Lanka on Sunday during Easter mass, as well as three large hotels - the Cinnamon Grand, Kingsbury, and Shangri-La. The government, led by the prime minister, has announced an emergency meeting to address the explosions.
Multiple blasts hit several Catholic churches and hotels in the island nation on Easter Day, reportedly taking the lives of 185 people and wounding some 500 more. The police source told AP that authorities suspect that at least two of the blasts were carried out by suicide bombers.
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Eight explosions ripped through four Sri Lankan cities on Easter, killing at least 185 people and injuring another 500. The government has imposed a nationwide curfew and temporarily banned social media platforms, including Facebook, Whatsapp, and Viber. No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts.