- On Easter Sunday, a series of at least eight bomb attacks went off across Sri Lanka and the main targets were churches and hotels.
- The attacks reportedly killed at least 207 people.
- Here’s how world leaders responded to the attacks.
On Easter Sunday, eight bombs went off across Sri Lanka, killing at least 207 people including 35 foreigners. The attacks targeted churches and luxury hotels.
People attending Easter services in churches in Kochchikade, Negombo, and Batticaloa were targeted during the attacks. Another bomb attack was reported in Katuwapitiya, where 50 people were killed in St. Sebastian’s Church. Later attacks were also reported in the cities of Dematagoda, Colombo, and Dehiwala.
The three hotels targeted in the attacks were The Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand, and Kingsbury, all of which are stationed in Sri Lanka’s capital city.
So far, seven people have been arrested in connection with the attacks, according to press.
World leaders including US President Donald Trump, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Pope Francis have spoken out in solidarity with Sri Lankans and the Christian communities targeted during the attacks.