Sri Lanka’s Defense Minister says police have arrested seven suspects believed to be linked to the wave of bombings that killed at least 190 people. The first seven blasts targeted churches and luxury hotels in and near the capital Colombo. A church in the eastern town of Batticaloa was also hit. One of the suspects was arrested on the outskirts of Colombo at the scene of an eighth explosion that killed three police as they attempted to search a house. Most of the casualties came from the church bombings, where worshippers were celebrating Easter.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesing has been speaking about the attacks, and Pope Francis offered condolences during his Easter address.
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