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Authorities correct numbers of victims of 359 to about 250

After the terrorist attacks on Sri Lanka, the authorities have revised the number of people killed around 100 down. You are now about 250 dead. Meanwhile, hundreds of Muslims are on the run.

The authorities in Sri Lanka have been corrected after completion of the autopsies, the number of killed people: About a hundred fewer people have been killed. So far, the assumption was 359 dead. "It could be 250 or 260," said the Director-General of health services.

came To the wrong assumption of it, as, according to the Ministry of health after the explosions on Easter Sunday, several severely mutilated bodies are double-counted. In addition, the condition of the bodies make it difficult to give an exact number.

hundreds of Muslims on the run

The attacks on churches and Hotels were attacked by suicide bombers. The government makes the Islamists responsible. Out of fear of acts of revenge and intimidation, hundreds of Muslims in mosques and a police station seeking protection. In Negombo, in the West of the country, many Muslims would have had to vacate their properties, because the owners of retaliation feared actions on their land, said Ruki Fernando, the human rights group Inform.

soldiers stand on Sri Lanka in front of a Church guard.

Some of the Muslims had also fled of their own accord, after the Unknown to be penetrated into the city in their homes and they had failed. In a mosque in the city of up to 700 Muslims have sought refuge, therefore, is probably. Around 120 more protection in a police station. Several hundred Muslims were in a mosque in about 25 kilometers away in Pasyala.

tense relations

In the case of the displaced Muslims are reported to be members of the Ahmadi minority. They are refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Iran, where they are not considered by Hardline Islamists because of their faith as true Muslims and hostility. "Today, these refugees in Sri Lanka have once again become refugees," said Fernando.

the relationship between The Ahmadis and Locals in Sri Lanka were already in place for a long time as a tense. In Negombo, the refugees have been accused of, for example, to drive the rental rates in the height. Human rights groups accuse the government of doing too little to protect the refugees.

panic after a controlled detonation

The fear of new terrorist acts is still great, also because the government conceded that Suspects are on the run. According to one of the specialists checked the running Detonation was triggered in Colombo once again in a panic. Came to harm no one, according to authorities information.

A reason for the preventative measures is that not all of the Suspects were caught. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned that the Volatile and could carry explosives. The police asked the public for information about three women and three men. The Form In which they stand with the terrorist attacks in connection, remained unclear.

The search for Suspects continues - here, police officers take control in Colombo motorcyclists.

The police took a business man into custody. The man had been the assassins of the father of two self-murder, it was said; it was the suspicion that he had helped them. In total, investigators have arrested 76 Suspects.

U.S. Embassy warns of new attacks

The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka warned on Twitter against new attacks this weekend, and called on people to avoid churches and a large number of people. The Israeli government called in a travel warning to all citizens to leave Sri Lanka as soon as possible, and spoke of an "increased threat". For safety reasons, the Catholic Church said all the Church services in Colombo to 29. April.

On tourism, the attacks had an impact already, even if not significantly: 2.3 million travelers came, according to the tourism authority in the past year alone to Sri Lanka. 400 percent more, than ten years ago, immediately after the end of the civil war. Already now, a few days after the attacks, doing a reversal of the trend is noticeable, said Shiromal Cooray, Director of Jetwing Hotels in Negombo: "Exact Figures I can not name, but we're going to lose a significant part of our business."

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