Seven suspects have been identified and arrested as the death toll from the horrific church and hotel attacks in Sri Lanka climbed to over 200, with no group claiming responsibility. RT sums up what we know so far of the tragedy.
Explosions rocked three luxury hotels in the nation’s largest city, Colombo, and three packed Catholic churches across the country on Sunday morning. This was followed by two additional explosions at different sites. The tragedy occurred as Christians were gathering for Easter Sunday Masses.
Eight people have been arrested in connection to the attacks, the government confirmed. State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene earlier toldreporters that all of the perpetrators “have been identified,” and will be caught no matter what “religious extremism they are following.”
The officials didn’t specify whether the suspects belonged to a particular group, and provided no additional details.
One of the suicide bombers checked into the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo under the name Mohamed Azzam Mohamed, Indian media wrote. He reportedly set off an explosive at the hotel’s busy restaurant while standing in line for the Easter Sunday breakfast buffet.