Emergency imposed in Sri Lanka, 8 Indians killed in blasts


Sri Lankan Government imposed emergency in the country last night following bomb attacks on churches and hotels. The decision to impose an emergency was taken at a meeting of the National Security Council to ensure public security. The meeting also decided to declare a national day of mourning today.

Meanwhile, 8 Indians are among 31 foreigners killed in the terror attacks. The serial blasts have claimed about 300 lives and injured more than 500 people across the island nation. International police organization (INTERPOL) is deploying a team to Sri Lanka to assist investigations as the focus shifts on probing the foreign connections into the attacks.

Interpol said in a statement that checks are already being made in order to identify potential investigative leads and international connections. Sri Lankan government has named a local extremist group ‘National Tawheed Jamaath’ as behind the attacks but sought international help to probe into foreign support for the attacks. (AIR NEWS)

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