Security staff stand guard outside St. Anthony's Church where a blast took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: Xinhua

Sri Lanka bombings: eight arrests after eight explosions kill 207, injure hundreds in bloody Easter Sunday attacks

  • Eighth blast said to be a suicide bombing in a home that was being searched by police
  • Sri Lanka’s most senior Catholic figure called on the government to find the attackers and ‘punish them mercilessly’
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Security staff stand guard outside St. Anthony's Church where a blast took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: Xinhua
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A victim of the bomb blasts in Colombo is carried off by security personnel. Photo: EPA

‘Panic mode’: witness describes chaos as Easter Sunday bombings rip through Sri Lanka’s capital, leaving hundreds dead

  • Blood and ambulances everywhere, this 24-year-old recalls the moment he pulled up to the luxury Shangri-La hotel, and then had to evacuate
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A victim of the bomb blasts in Colombo is carried off by security personnel. Photo: EPA
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