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Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts climbs to 262 - news portal

April 22, 4:20 UTC+3 MOSCOW

A series of eight explosions in the island country during Easter celebrations on Sunday targeted churches, hotels and also an area close to the capital’s zoo and near Dematagoda, Colombo’s suburb

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TASS, April 22. At least 262 people have been killed and 452 more have been injured in a series of explosions that took place on Sunday in Sri Lanka, the local Newsfirst portal informed on Monday.

A series of eight explosions in the island country during Easter celebrations on Sunday targeted churches, hotels and also an area close to the capital’s zoo and near Dematagoda, Colombo’s suburb. Most of the terror attacks were committed in the capital city of Colombo. No extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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