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Series of attacks in Sri Lanka: What is known so far

Still much is unclear about the events in Sri Lanka. It is established that it was a targeted series of attacks, the churches and luxury hotels. There were arrests, the government spoke of religious extremists.

Everything collapse, such As the sequence of events was?

Within 30 minutes, it came to attacks on the St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, St. Sebastian's Church in around 30 kilometers from the capital to Negombo, as well as the Zion Church, Batticaloa, around 250 kilometers East of Colombo. In the same period, attacks took place on the luxury-hotel Cinnamon Grand, Shangri La and Kingsbury in Colombo. Especially at the Easter worship services in the churches, many people were killed.

hours were later killed in an Explosion in a Guesthouse for two people. According to an eighth Explosion in Dematagoda, a suburb of Colombo, a police spokesman said that three policemen had been killed on a mission.

Minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardena said that the majority of explosions will assumed to be suicide attacks. Staff at the hotel Cinnamon Grand, the AFP news Agency reported, at the Breakfast buffet, a bomber had detonated his explosives. The man had checked in on the eve at the Hotel and claims to have to do for a living in Colombo. The specified address and his Name had not voted.

How many victims were there? Where do you come from?

According to information from the Ministry of defence, 207 people were killed and 450 injured. Among them there are 32 foreigners, from eight States, according to the tourism authority. So far there was confirmation of two Britons, were killed two citizens with U.S. and British citizenship, three Indians, two persons from Turkey, a Dutch, a Portuguese and a Person of Chinese citizenship.

Whether German citizens among the Victims, the German Embassy together with the local authorities, "to clarify with the high-pressure".

hundreds of Dead and injured after a series of attacks in Sri Lanka
daily show at 18:30, 21.04.2019, Kirstin large-Hauser, MDR

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