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Death Toll Rises to 359 in Sri Lanka Explosion: ISIS is Responsible For The Bombing

Updated On 24 Apr, 2019 Published On

The death toll from explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday rose to 359 and more suspects have reportedly been arrested, authorities have confirmed.

The Islamic State group (ISIS) has claimed that they are responsible for the blasts, releasing images of the seven suicide bombers who blew themselves up at the area where the explosions unfolded on April 21.

It was initially reported that at least 207 people were killed and more than 450 were injured after a series of explosions occurred at three churches, three luxury hotels and two other places in Sri Lanka.

The government saith that the attacks were carried out by Islamic fundamentalists to take revenge for the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting that left 50 people dead and 50 others injured last month.

However, as per the report, the seven bombers were all Sri Lankan. According to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, investigators have been working to determine the extent of the attacker's foreign links.

Ruwan Gunasekara, a spokesman for the Sri Lankan police, told media on Wednesday, April 24, that 18 more suspects were arrested overnight. The total number of suspects is now 58.

The prime minister has warned that several suspects armed people were still at large with explosives.

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