Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings: more than 200 people killed

Here are the key points according to the New Zealand Herald:

  • At least 207 people have been killed and 450 more injured in a wave of suicide bombings targeting churches and hotels at Easter in Sri Lanka
  • About 30 foreigners are among the victims including Americans and Brits; Kiwis tell of being at the centre of terror
  • No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks but the Sri Lankan Government has blamed religious extremists
  • Thirteen people have been reported to have been arrested so far
  • Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country, including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and Instagram.

Image credit: Getty (via NZ Herald)