99 129 160 207 dead and hundreds reported injured in Easter Sunday terrorist attacks at churches and hotels, but these numbers are expected to rise.
Six explosions ripped through Sri Lanka’s churches and popular hotels on Sunday morning, with authorities saying 99 people were feared dead. Worshippers were targeted at the Kochikade, St Sebastian and Batticaloa churches during Easter mass. The other locations are Hotel Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotel.
Absolutely Horrific – Pray for these Christians Please!
More footage from outside one if the churches that was bombed…
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The blasts occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress in churches, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said. Police officials have confirmed explosions at six places including St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, St. Sebastian Church in Katuwapitiya, Katana and a church in Batticaloa. The hotels where the blast took place include, Shangri La hotel a popular five star hotel of the city, Cinnamon Grand Hotel and Kingsbury Hotel.
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Muslims comprise only 10% of the Sri Lankan population, but account for most of the violent clashes with Buddhists.