Monday, August 15, 2022

Sri Lankan police detains Syrian citizen over recent attacks, toll rose to 310


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian citizen on the latest attacks, Reuters reported.

The number of victims of the series of bombings that hit Sri Lanka on Sunday rose to 310.

“About 500 people were injured in the bloody blasts,” said police spokesman Ruan Gunasekera in a statement.

“Forty people were arrested in connection with the attacks, in which the government accused an unknown group, the National Tawhid Group “He said.

In a related context, the flags were half mast, and citizens stood for 3 minutes silence throughout the country at 8.30 am local time, the time of the first explosion.

The Sri Lankan government has announced that the bombings of several churches and hotels, killing and injuring hundreds, were carried out with alleged international network.

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