Easter Sunday bombings kill more than 200 – VP Mike Pence calls the blasts ‘an attack on Christianity’

207+ dead in church and hotel bombings across Sri Lanka

Coordinated explosions across Sri Lanka leave victims from at least 8 countries dead during holy weekend

(CNN)At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in a series of bomb blasts that hit luxury hotels and churches across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, leaving the entire country in a state of lock-down.

The first wave of attacks struck at the heart of the country’s minority Christian community during busy Easter services at churches in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa on Sunday morning.

Additional blasts ripped through three high-end hotels, the Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury, all in capital city Colombo.


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Mike Pence calls the blasts ‘an attack on Christianity’

US Vice President Mike Pence called the attacks in Sri Lanka “an attack on Christianity & religious freedom everywhere,” and said that he and President Donald Trump were monitoring the situation.


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