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Sri Lanka imposes curfew as eight blasts coincide Easter Sunday

Sri Lanka imposes curfew as eight blasts coincide Easter Sunday

Mubasher: Authorities in Sri Lanka have imposed a curfew after a series of bombs and blasts took the lives of more than 150 people in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka and injured hundreds on Sunday, The Guardian reported.

As worshippers were attending Easter services on Sunday, eight blasts, some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks, rattled the country.

The curfew will begin on Sunday night at 6:00 pm (local time) and run until 6:00 am (local time), the defence ministry of Sri Lanka said, according to Business Today.

“There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but an official told the Associated Press that two blasts were suspected to have been the work of suicide bombers,” The Guardian said.

As reported by the CNN, the blast sites in Sri Lanka included, St Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade; St Sebastian's Church, Negombo; Zion Church, Batticaloa; Cinnamon Grand, Colombo; Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo; The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo; Near Dehiwala Zoo in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia; A house in Mahawila Gardens, Dematagoda.