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The death toll rises – more arrests

the death toll after the bomb attack in Sri Lanka on easter Sunday has risen to 359. The write news agency the Associated Press. at the same time inform the p

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The death toll rises – more arrests

the death toll after the bomb attack in Sri Lanka on easter Sunday has risen to 359. The write news agency the Associated Press.

at the same time inform the polititalsmand Ruwan Gunasekara, to an additional 18 suspects have been arrested in the course of the night. It brings the total number of arrested up on 58.

the Sri Lankan government has indicated that a number of suicide attacks against churches and hotels were carried out by a local islamist group.

Islamic State has also taken the blame for the attacks, and published a photo that allegedly shows the local selvmordbombemænd.

Bombeeksplosionerne hit three churches and several hotels, which had many tourists. Among the killed are many foreign nationals, including three Danish children.

the Attacks have left more than 500 wounded and is described as the worst attack in the country since the civil war ended in 2009.

In the aftermath of the attack, Sri Lankan president, Maithripala Sirisena, announced layoffs at the top of the country's defense. It is due to a warning about the upcoming terrorist attack was never shared with the president.

- I will completely restructure the police and security forces in the coming weeks. I expect to replace the heads of the defence authorities within the next 24 hours, said Sirisena, in a speech on tv on Tuesday.

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