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Sri Lanka placed under a nationwide curfew

April 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Soldiers inspecting St. Sebastian’s Church, the site of the deadliest attack [Source: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images]

Sri Lanka has been placed under a nationwide curfew, as the government responds to a string of deadly bomb attacks on Sunday.

More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that targeted busy luxury hotels and Easter services at churches.

The government has not yet attributed blame for the attacks.

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There are also reports of social media networks being temporarily limited to try and stop misinformation spreading.

Popular messaging services like WhatsApp and Facebook are said to be unavailable to many.

Late on Sunday, the air force said an improvised explosive device had been found and disposed of close to the country’s main airport in the capital, Colombo.

It remains unclear who was behind the attacks, but 13 arrests were made by police on Sunday.

The government has said they believe suicide bombs were used at some of the sites.

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