Sri Lanka Bomb Blasts: Death toll crosses 200-mark, majority were suicide attacks
Colombo : The death toll has rose to 207 people in deadly bomb blasts that ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday. Ravinatha Aryasinha, secretary to the foreign ministry, told reporters there were 27 bodies of suspected foreign nationals in the Colombo National Hospital.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the attack – worst in last one decade – terming it a 'cowardly' act. The government has imposed an immediate and indefinite curfew in the entire nation.
According to a news report, seven people suspected of the attack have been arrested. Sri Lanka's Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said, adding "most the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers".
Mr Gunasekera told reporters the number of dead had risen to 207, with over 450 people injured. Ravinatha Aryasinha, secretary to the foreign ministry, told reporters there were 27 bodies of suspected foreign nationals in the Colombo National Hospital.
Earlier, a police officer had said that 35 foreigners have been killed in the attacks.