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Death toll from Sri Lanka bombings rises to 310

Around 40 suspects detained following bombings that targeted hotels, churches on Sunday, says police spokesman

Recep Sakar   | 23.04.2019
Death toll from Sri Lanka bombings rises to 310

MELBOURNE 

The death toll from Sunday's multiple terror attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 310, according to media reports.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara, according to the Daily Mirror, said around 40 suspects -- all from Sri Lanka -- have also been detained in operation carried out following the attacks.

On Easter Sunday, a total of eight explosions targeted eight different locations in and outside Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.

The bombings hit churches in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa cities, as well as Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and Shangri La hotels in Colombo.

At least 500 people were also injured in the attacks, Gunasekara said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Sri Lanka has declared April 23 a national day of mourning. 

* Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev

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