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A series of coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday Rocked Sri Lanka

A series of coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday rocked Sri Lanka, killing at least 253 people

(with the death toll revised down from 359 by authorities) and wounding 500 others. 

The attacks were the deadliest on the island nation since the end of its civil war 10 years ago, and targeted three churches as well as four hotels in the capital, Colombo.

Nearly all victims were Sri Lankan, many of them Christian worshippers attending Easter Mass. Dozens of foreigners were also killed.

Authorities said the attacks were carried out by two little-known Muslim organisations.

 

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