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    Sri Lankan security personnel walk past dead bodies covered with blankets amid blast debris at St. Anthony's Shrine following an explosion in the church in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019.

    US Revises Sri Lanka Travel Advisory, Warns Terrorists May Attack Tourist Areas

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    Earlier in the day, Sri Lankan authorities stated that 24 suspects had been arrested in connection with the recent attacks. However, no organisation has claimed responsibility for the deadly explosions.

    According to a new travel advisory, issued by the US State Department, terrorists may attack without warning, targeting crowded tourist areas, shopping malls, places of worship, transportation hubs, etc. The document urges people to exercise increased caution due to the threat of new attacks in Sri Lanka.

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    Local portal Newsfirst has previously reported that citizens from at least 8 foreign countries died in the blasts.

    The statement comes after numerous explosions on Sunday took the lives of at least 290 people, also wounding 500 others. The blasts hit churches, where Christians had gathered for Easter Mass, as well as popular hotels in the city of Colombo.

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    Multiple Deadly Explosions Hit Sri Lanka on Catholic Easter (76)

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