4/21, 2:09 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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7 arrested over Sri Lanka blasts, death toll climbs to 207

Sri Lanka's Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Sunday that the authorities have arrested seven people over the bomb attacks on Catholic churches and hotels that occurred during the day. The police are treating the attacks as coordinated and organized by one group.

Shortly after, the police confirmed that at least 207 people were killed, including at least 27 foreigners, while 450 have been injured, in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa where the bombings took place.

It was confirmed by the government that three police officers died during a raid in Dematagoda, after the eighth explosion.

Breaking the News / NI