Sri Lanka: Bomb blasts death toll rise, Interpol offers to help

The Interpol has said it is ready to offer full support to the Sri Lankan authorities in investigating the country’s deadliest terror attack that killed 290 people in a series of eight blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in the country. Sri Lankan government has reportedly claimed the National Tawheed Jamath, a local outfit, is suspected to be behind the deadly serial blasts in the island nation. About 290 people were killed and 500 injured in the worst terror attack in the country’s history.

A series of explosions in Sri Lanka ripped through churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killing at least 290 people and injuring more than 500 others on one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar. At least 27 of those who died were foreigners and three were police officers, authorities said. Local police confirmed the death toll to multiple media outlets. At 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, bombs tore apart three churches and at least three hotels in Colombo. There was another explosion at a housing complex in Dematagoda.