Woman Among 9 Bombers, Says Lanka Minister; Number Of Deaths Rises To 359

The number of dead from the bombings has reached 359, including 39 foreigners, Reuters reported

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Woman Among 9 Bombers, Says Lanka Minister; Number Of Deaths Rises To 359

Sri Lanka blasts: The number of dead from the bombings has reached 359, including 39 foreigners


Colombo: 

Highlights

  1. Death toll in Sri Lanka attacks rises to 359
  2. Nine bombers detonated explosives in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday
  3. More than 60 people have been arrested since the attacks

One of the nine bombers that detonated explosives in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday was a woman, deputy defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters on Wednesday.

The blasts at hotels and churches have so far killed at least 359 people, the deadliest such event in south Asia's history.

More than 60 people have been arrested since the rash of Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 359 people, the leader of the country's parliament said on Wednesday.

Lakshman Kiriella, who is also minister of public enterprise, said more than 100 people were likely to be arrested, without giving further details.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said the death toll had risen to 359 from 321 overnight, with about 500 people wounded, but did not give a breakdown of casualties from the three churches and four hotels hit by the bombers.



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