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Sri Lanka bomber queued at hotel buffet before the blast – AFP-JIJI
COLOMBO – A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 207 people, including dozens of foreigners.
The attacks were the worst act of violence to hit the country in the decade since the end of a bloody civil war that killed up to 100,000 people.
For many in Sri Lanka, the apparently coordinated attacks brought back painful memories of life during the long-running conflict, when bomb blasts were a frequent occurrence.
British citizens have been caught in explosions at hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Police say 207 people have been killed and at least 450 injured in the blasts.
The UK’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris, said: “We understand that some British citizens were caught in the blasts but we are unable to say how many people are, or might have been, affected.”
Officials in Sri Lanka say there have been at least nine foreign casualties.
They were from the UK, the USA, Netherlands and Portugal.
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