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Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by ExAngel007(f): 11:43am On Apr 21, 2019


Sri Lanka's capital Colombo has been hit by at least two new blasts, hours after the country
was struck by a series of six bombings on churches and hotels that killed at least 156 people
and wounded about 400.

The seventh explosion occurred at a hotel near the national zoo in the capital, killing at least two more people, police said, while an eighth blast hit the suburb of Orugodawatta in the north of Colombo.
There were no further details on what was targeted, police said.


Most of the victims were killed in three churches where worshippers were attending Easter Sunday services. Three other bombings struck luxury hotels - the Cinnamon Grand, Kingsbury and Shangri-La - located in the heart of Colombo, killing at least 35 foreigners.

The first explosion was reported in a church located in the capital. The other blasts followed within half an hour.

One of the churches targeted was St Anthony's Shrine in Colombo. The other two were St
Sebastian's in Negombo, about 30km from the capital and another in Batticaloa, 250km east
of the capital.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will hold an emergency meeting with the country's top military officials of the National Security Council. He has also called for an emergency convening of the nation's parliament on Monday.




St Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit the site in Kochchikade, Colombo [Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images]



Several people were killed as worshippers attended Easter service [Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images]

Police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera said the injured were being evacuated while security
forces have cordoned off the areas and search operations are under way.

Photos circulating on social media showed the roof of one church had been blown almost entirely off in the blast.


World leaders condemn Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

The floor was littered with a mixture of roof tiles, splintered wood and blood.

Several people could be seen covered in blood, some trying to help those with more serious
injuries.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.


Government response

The Sri Lankan government has declared a nationwide curfew with immediate effect, junior
defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene said.
"A curfew will be imposed until things settle down," he told reporters in Colombo.

Government officials also said major social media networks and messaging apps, including
Facebook and WhatsApp, have been blocked inside the country to prevent misinformation and
rumours.

"The government has decided to block all social media platforms in order to prevent incorrect
and wrong information being spread. This is only a temporary measure" Udaya R Seneviratne,

secretary to the president, said in a statement.
Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez, reporting from Colombo, said the crisis was still unfolding.
"We're hearing that Colombo national hospital is still receiving casualties brought in from the multiple locations.

In Pictures: Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings
"In terms of law enforcement, we've been hearing that all festivities have been canceled, that
security in and around the city has been tightened," Fernandez reported.

"It's still very open-ended … it's too early [to speculate who is behind the attack] but security
in the capital and the airport has been stepped up following the attacks," she added.





Coordinated attacks

Rajiva Wijesinha, a former member of the Sri Lankan parliament, told Al Jazeera the
coordinated nature of the attacks has shocked the country.

"It's actually extremely chilling. We've never had anything of this sort before. Sri Lanka had a
terrible time under Tamil Tiger terrorism for about 25 years and then there was a great sense of relief, which I am afraid the West has been fighting with us about, when we got rid of the tiger terrorists," Rajiva said.


"But the tiger terrorists were never as well organised never and never quite as brilliant in synchronisation and this is obviously something on a much larger scale which is frankly quite terrifying and you know the reactions I've heard suggest people are moving into panic mode again," he said.

"And that is understandable because of the range of these attacks and the concentration on the Christian churches and then the hotels as well suggest we are dealing with something really quite horrible," Rajiva added.

Speaking to Al Jazeera from Colombo, Ashwin Hemmathagama, a reporter with the Daily FT,
said the attacks were a blow to the country's tourism sector.

"At the moment, police have cordoned off the areas and cautioned the public to remain vigilant. They have asked the public to stay indoors and avoid hasty decisions because investigations are under way."

"After the civil war ended, almost a decade ago, the tourism industry was picking up.

Basically, everything was back to its current perspective, but unfortunately this kind of attack
will definitely cripple the tourism sector."


https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/multiple-blasts-hit-sri-lanka-churches-hotels-easter-sunday-190421050357452.html

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by ExAngel007(f): 11:47am On Apr 21, 2019

Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by donybrainy: 11:48am On Apr 21, 2019
So bad, dis one don pass New Zealand killings o. After 3 days they’ll resurrect. Sha

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Kingpee2(m): 11:50am On Apr 21, 2019
I wonder why someone will just be somewhere and just decide to kill people .....Bad news evolves on a daily basis and it’s alarming...

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Shelumiel: 11:51am On Apr 21, 2019
This smells like radical Islam

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by VulgarLee(m): 11:52am On Apr 21, 2019
Too bad

The guy above me needs xtra brain

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Kingpee2(m): 12:11pm On Apr 21, 2019
VulgarLee:
Too bad

The guy above me needs xtra brain
like extra tyres abi?

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Mutemenot(m): 12:27pm On Apr 21, 2019
That's how our brothers form d other side wishes Christian happy Easter.

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Kamxin(m): 12:30pm On Apr 21, 2019
VulgarLee:
Too bad

The guy above me needs xtra brain

He is on point my dear, don't deny your brothers because they are not on the same page with you.

FACTS
They constitute 5% of philippine population but bombed it in January

They constitute 7% of Sri Lanka population and so more powerful here


CONFIRMED

This is the handiwork of radical islam

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/04/21/world/asia/sri-lanka-explosion.amp.html

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Kamxin(m): 1:01pm On Apr 21, 2019
Catholic church under siege everywhere, even inside Nairaland, mods present it like a sacrificial lamb for all to rape in turn, no moderation

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Lovelyn451(f): 1:23pm On Apr 21, 2019
Suicide bomber!!!

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Auxtin85(m): 1:24pm On Apr 21, 2019
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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by AngelHoly(m): 1:24pm On Apr 21, 2019
Omg......wats this world turning into

God please help us

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Johnzzy(m): 1:24pm On Apr 21, 2019
Religion of piss

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by ednut1(m): 1:25pm On Apr 21, 2019
You just have to ask is God really exists

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by simplyOJ(m): 1:25pm On Apr 21, 2019
Why do these fundamentalist love to see others cry

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by visijo(m): 1:25pm On Apr 21, 2019
Chai, what a tragedy!!! Bokoharam don reach that side also?

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by maigemuu: 1:25pm On Apr 21, 2019
Angel Michael, where is the trumpet?, I want vex blow am...the blood shed in the land is more than the amount of water in the pacific ocean.

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by TheAngry1: 1:26pm On Apr 21, 2019
I am waiting for official statements from Saudi Arabia and the Muslim world, like the West unanimously condemned the New Zealand attacks. Watch, they will be SILENT. Let's stop deceiving ourselves with this political correctness bulllshit! The Muslim World viciously hates Christians, Christianity & Liberalism. If they had their way, they would obliterate Christianity. That's FACT. Fuuuck Political Correctness.

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by AbikeDabiri: 1:26pm On Apr 21, 2019
Islam - THE RELIGION OF PEACE...

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Akshow: 1:26pm On Apr 21, 2019
Why does god allow stuff like this to happen in his church? Can never make sense to me. Religion and his extremism is the cause of chaos in this world

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by PhenomenalMorgan(m): 1:27pm On Apr 21, 2019
We all know who did these - Islamic Extremists!!
Call me religious bigot but this is the plain truth

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Ally467: 1:27pm On Apr 21, 2019
Indeed this is soo terrible.....
Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Nobody: 1:27pm On Apr 21, 2019
Muslims handwork

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by nullboss: 1:27pm On Apr 21, 2019
As long as Islamabad remains the capital of Pakistan nothing good will come out of Islam angry

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by Auxtin85(m): 1:27pm On Apr 21, 2019
The heart of man is too wicked

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by sukerefakere(m): 1:28pm On Apr 21, 2019
ednut1:
You just have to ask is God really exists
SCAM

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by OtemAtum: 1:28pm On Apr 21, 2019
Jehovah is still in his spiritual prison

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by dapsoneh: 1:28pm On Apr 21, 2019
stupid religion
Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by TVSA: 1:29pm On Apr 21, 2019
donybrainy:
So bad, dis one don pass New Zealand killings o. After 3 days they’ll resurrect. Sha

resu... what?

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Re: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings In Churches And Hotels: Mass Casualties Recorded by perdollar(m): 1:30pm On Apr 21, 2019
Islam is too anti life to exist

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