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(CNN) At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in a series of bomb blasts that hit luxury hotels and churches across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, leaving canada goose outlet uk the entire country in a state of lock down.
The first wave of attacks struck at the heart of the country minority Christian community during busy Easter services at churches in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa on Sunday morning.
are certainly acts of terror, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK Manisha Gunasekera told CNN on Sunday, suggesting that suicide bombings had been out. is an attack against the whole of Sri Lanka because Sri Lanka is [a] multi ethnic, multi religious and multi cultural country and the whole country comes together in celebration of Easter Sunday. The hotel is popular with foreign tourists and the country business canada goose outlet toronto factory community.
On Sunday afternoon, the canada goose factory outlet seventh and eighth blast occurred at a hotel in front of the Dehiwala Zoo in Dehiwala Mount Lavinia and at a private house in Mahawila Gardens, in Dematagoda, during canada goose clearance sale a raid in connection with the canadian goose jacket attacks, officials said.
Here the full list of blast sites reported so far:
St. Anthony Shrine, Colombo
St. Sebastian Church, Negombo
Zion Church, Batticaloa
Cinnamon Grand, ColomboThe Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo
Near Dehiwala Zoo in Dehiwala Mount Lavinia
A house in Mahawila Gardens, Dematagoda
Sri Lanka Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Harsha de Silvasaid on Twitterthat to 30 canada goose outlet jackets foreigners were killed on Sunday. In the capital, Colombo, at least 20 foreigners were among the dead, according to hospital Director General Anil buy canada goose jacket cheap Jasinghe. Hospitals have opened their doors to scores of victims.
Three canada goose outlet nyc Indians, two Turkish nationals, and two Chinese citizens were identified as canada goose outlet store deceased among the hundreds who died, according to Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry canada goose outlet in a statement seen by CNN.
Five British citizens, including two dual US UK nationals, were Canada Goose Parka also killed in cheap canada goose the bombings, the statement said.
The UK Foreign Office has not yet confirmed the deaths, but British canada goose outlet shop canada goose outlet High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris, said some British citizens canada goose outlet store uk were also in the blast. buy canada goose jacket people are under arrest following the attacks, De Silva wrote afteran emergency meeting with defense officials.
There was however no immediate claim of responsibility. Sri Lankan security officials said police and security services immediately rushed to all affected areas and sealed off the churches and hotels. Images and footage seen by CNN showed official canada goose outlet bloodied pews, broken glass, and plumes of smoke.
Father Edmond Tillekeratne, social communications director for the Archdiocese of uk canada goose Colombo, spoke to CNN from St. Sebastian Church, one of the locations targeted.
He said that canada goose uk shop the blast took place after Easter Mass, and there were about 30 bodies lying in the area of the church.
Tillekeratne said three priests had been celebrating the mass at the time of the blast. Two of them were badly injured canada goose outlet parka by flying glass and debris, and one was only lightly injured because he was behind the altar.
He estimated that more than a thousand people had https://www.foekjedillema.nl come to the church for Easter Sunday it is a special day. Many came from villages, he added.
He described the ground as covered in rubble and shattered glass.
can see pieces of flesh thrown all over the walls and on the sanctuary and even outside of the church, he added.