SRI LANKA – The death toll in Sri Lanka soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday.
Police said 24 people had been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks.
About 500 people are injured and at least 35 foreigners dead.
The Easter Sunday bombings were the deadliest violence Sri Lanka witnessed since the end of the country’s civil war in 2009.
Late on Sunday, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said security services had been “aware of the information” of possible attacks but the information was not acted upon.
The government said curfew is to be imposed from 20:00 (14:30 GMT) until 04:00. (BBC)