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Christians Mourn Sri Lanka Church Attacks on Easter Sunday, Post Condolences on Twitter

Not just Christians but people from across the world and cutting across religions took to social media to express grief and anger.

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Updated:April 21, 2019, 1:13 PM IST
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Christians Mourn Sri Lanka Church Attacks on Easter Sunday, Post Condolences on Twitter
Sri Lankan firefighters stand in the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka | Image credit: AP
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On the Christian festival of Easter, the dastardly attacks across churches and hotels in Sri Lanka have left the world shocked and in mourning. On Sunday, the world woke up to six attacks that ripped through the country, with at least 160 people feared dead (as of 12 p.m.). Worshippers were targeted at the Kochikade, St Sebastian and Batticaloa churches during Easter mass. The other locations are Hotel Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotel.

The blasts have caused an outpouring of grief and condolences on social media, even as graphic images of the attacks went viral on various platforms. While there remained confusion as to the increasing death toll, most people expressed great sorrow at the tragedy, which happened on Easter Sunday, a day that is revered by Christians across the globe.

Sri Lanka Minister G Harsha De Silva postedthis disturbing account on Twitter:





Christians across the world took to the platform to express disgust and sorrow at the attack which took place on an otherwise happy, holy day for the faith.
























Not just Christians but people from across the world and cutting across religions took to social media to express grief and anger. Many pointed out the futility of the violence and hoped it would not give rise to communal tensions in Sri Lanka.





























Two of the six attacks that rocked Sri Lanka this morning are reportedly to be have been carried out by suicide bombers. The attack at Shangri La hotel was carried out by suicide bomber Zahran Hashim, while Abu Mohammad has been identified as the attacker at the Batticalao church.

The government has ordered the schools to remain shut tomorrow and day after in view of the dastardly attacks this morning which have claimed 160 lives so far.
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