Sri Lanka: Explosions in churches and hotels

In Sri Lanka several people have been killed and at least 160 people injured in six explosions. The detonations occurred according to police in churches and luxury hotels.

In Sri Lanka, six explosions on Easter Sunday shook hotels and churches. Affected were, according to the police luxury hotels and a church in the capital Colombo. Two more detonations shook two churches outside of Colombo, while people celebrated the Easter Mass.

On the Facebook page of a church in the place Negombo was a bomb attack. "Please come and help, should you have relatives here," it said.

Only six percent in the majority of Buddhist Sri Lanka are Catholics. They include members of the Tamil minority and Sinhalese majority.

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ref: spiegel

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