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The death toll in Sri Lanka rises to 310

Two days after the series of suicide attacks on churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka, the death toll has risen to 310. The police said on Tuesday. More than 500 wounded were treated in hospitals. It had now been about 40 arrests. More than 20 houses had been searched, it was called.

In the night to Tuesday a state of emergency provisions came into force. President Maithripala Sirisena declared a public emergency in the interest of public safety, the maintenance of public order and the safeguarding of the supply of Goods and services for the citizens, as it was said in a statement to the President. With the provisions of the security forces expanded powers for search and arrest of persons.

Video: terror attacks in Sri Lanka

(Video: Tamedia)

Three minutes of silence

Tuesday was declared a day of national mourning. With three minutes of silence, the people remembered the victims of the attacks of Easter Sunday. The minutes of silence began on Tuesday at 8.30 PM - the time, to be detonated on Sunday, the first bomb was. The flags were put at half-mast. For the whole of Tuesday a state of mourning. Numerous burials were planned. The UN security Council condemned on Monday the attacks in the strongest possible terms. At the same time, he spoke to the families of the victims of the "heinous and cowardly" attacks in deepest sympathy, as it was said in a message.

wished The injured a speedy recovery, writes the UN-Committee in the communication of Monday. Terrorism in all its manifestations is one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, it was said. Offenders, organizations, and financiers of these terrorist acts would be held accountable and brought to justice.

Fully occupied churches

In the series of bomb attacks on churches and Hotels, hundreds of people and wounded had been killed. The government of the Asian island nation makes a local Islamist group called the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) for the devastating attacks. Is now investigating why the warnings of Islamist attacks remained days before the terrorist attacks without consequences.

The suicide attacks were committed within a short period of time to three Five-star Hotels in the metropolis of Colombo, and on three churches in Colombo, in the nearby coastal town of Negombo and in the East coast city of Batticaloa. At that time, the churches are filled with believers who celebrated the Easter mass. (red/sda)

Created: 23.04.2019, 07:11 PM

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