By Nick Baum
MONDAY – 4/22/19
Early Easter morning, eight explosions were accounted for across Sri Lanka, targetting hotels and churches that were thought to be crowded for the holiday. The attacks, which targeted multiple cities in the island nation, forced the government to temporarily block social media and enforce a nationwide curfew, as well as cancel all evening Easter services.
The death toll slowly rose after the attacks, and ultimately climbed to at least 290, with around 50 or so being foreigners. A state of emergency in Sri Lanka is currently being enforced, and more clues are being discovered as of this morning. A police search team found 87 detonators in a bus station in the capital city, and more were found at an airport.
The Sri Lankan government announced that they will be compensating for the families of victims, as well as covering funeral costs. US intelligence agencies are fearing the possibility of another attack, although it seems unlikely.
Sources and Pictures: Arutz Sheva, Twitter, CNN, Google