The secretary of state announced that several Americans were among the victims of the attacks that hit Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing more than 200 people according to an interim balance sheet.

US diplomacy confirmed Sunday that several US nationals had been killed in the attacks in Sri Lanka, without specifying their number. "We can confirm that several US citizens are among the killed," said Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, in a statement.

Dozens of foreigners are among the 207 deaths that were recorded by the Sri Lankan authorities at the time of this release. Medical sources had previously indicated that British and American nationals had been killed.

United States support. "The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka this Easter morning," said the head of diplomacy. These attacks "once again demonstrate the brutal nature of radical terrorists whose sole purpose is to threaten peace and security," he added. The White House spokeswoman said in a similar statement the United States' support for the Sri Lankan government in pursuing the "perpetrators of these abject and insane acts".