Three Churches in Sri Lankan Capital Were Affected in An Explosion

Three churches and three hotels in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, were affected in an explosion. The first explosions were occured at St Anthony's Church in Colombo and St Sebastian's Church at Katuwapitiya in the town of Negombo.

Consequently, the blasts hit several high-end hotels and a church in Colombo, while two other churches were targeted outside Colombo, Sri Lanka police said.

Soon after the initial reports, four other blasts were confirmed by the police. Three of those were at hotels, while another was reported from a church in the town of Batticaloa.

Sadly, at least 42 people have been killed and hundreds injured after explosions. The nature of the explosions was not immediately clear.