BRITS are believed to be among 156 killed in an Easter Sunday terror attack on eight churches and five-star hotels in Sri Lanka today.
Nearly 500 are thought to have been injured when blasts ripped through multiple buildings in Colombo – where tourists were staying and worshippers had gathered for morning mass.
Among the dead are 35 foreigners, local reports say, including nationals from the UK, US, Netherlands and Portugal.
Three churches and three hotels – the luxury Shangri-La Hotel, Cinnamon Grand and The Kingsbury Colombo – were targeted in the devastating attacks.
Hours after the first six were reported, there have been two more fatal blasts in the city – an explosion at a hotel in Dehiwala which killed two, and another in a flats in Dematagoda which reportedly killed three police officers and led to arrests, taking the shocking attacks up to eight.
Two of the explosions this morning – as Christians attended Easter mass – were carried out by suicide bombers, according to a security official.
More to follow…