"Sri Lanka awoke Tuesday to a day of mourning as the country continued to reel over the devastating attacks which took some 310 lives, including many Christians celebrating Easter Sunday." - Jenni Marsh, Julia Hollingsworth, Bianca Britton and Barbara Starr/ CNN/ 4-23-19
“A wave of bombings across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killed 321 people and injured hundreds more. Authorities have arrested 40 people."
"While ISIS claimed responsibility, there is no direct evidence the group coordinated the bombings. Authorities have arrested 40 people in connection to the attacks.” - Euan McKirdy and Sheena McKenzie/ CNN/ 4-23-19
"At least 45 children were among the more than 320 people killed in the suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the United Nations said Tuesday." Patrick Greenfield/ Guardian/ 4-23-19
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