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The bombings in Sri Lanka. the main thing

Over 200 dead, including foreigners, were curfew imposed by the authorities.


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What happened

On April 21, during the celebration of Easter, eight explosions thundered in Sri Lanka: six early in the morning at almost the same time, another two hours later. Three explosions occurred in hotels in the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, and three more in Catholic churches in Colombo and its suburbs.

By 18:00 Moscow time, it is known about 215 dead.

No extremist group has claimed responsibility for what happened. According to journalists, radical Islamists could have committed a series of explosions. In addition, for several months, the authorities expressed concerns about the return of former members of the Islamic State to the country.

What is known about the dead

Among the dead, at least 35 foreigners, their nationality is specified. According to the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, there are no Russians among them.

Among those killed are citizens of Bangladesh, Denmark, India, China, Morocco, Pakistan, the United States and Japan.

Effects

The government imposed a curfew across the country from 6:00 pm on Sunday to 6:00 am on Monday. Authorities are blocking access to major social networks and instant messengers, reports the NDTV channel.

It is reported about the detention of seven people suspected of involvement in the organization of explosions.

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