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More Than 200 People Killed In Sri Lanka Blasts; Curfew Imposed

More than 200 people were killed and over hundreds injured in eight blasts that targeted churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday. A ninth explosive device planted at Colombo International Airport in Sri Lanka, was successfully defused. No group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks.

The country has been placed under a nationwide curfew.

There are also reports of social media networks being temporarily limited to try and stop the spread of misinformation.

The first reports of explosions came at about 08:45 local time - with six blasts reported within a small space of time. The explosions at three churches and three hotels collapsed ceilings and blew out windows, killing worshippers and hotel guests. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena reportedly described the bombings as a terrorist attack by religious extremists, and police said 13 suspects were arrested.

Wijewardena reportedly said most of the blasts were believed to have been suicide attacks.

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