Sri Lanka bombings death toll rises to nearly 300 as officials admit they had 'prior information' of attacks

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Sri Lankan authorities have confirmed they had "prior information" of an imminent attack on churches, up to 10 days before the Easter Sunday bombings which claimed the lives of almost 300 people, including foreign citizens.

Key points:
  • There were eight explosions — three at church services, three at hotels, one outside a zoo south of the capital Colombo, and another on the outskirts of the city
  • Police issued an intelligence report warning of possible suicide bombings 10 days prior
  • DFAT confirmed one Australian was injured in the attack and is being offered consular assistance
  • The death toll from the attacks on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka has risen significantly to 290, with around 500 people injured, police said on Monday.

Read the complete report here.

HT: Voice of the Persecuted


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