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Sri Lanka Easter bombing toll surges to 359

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NEGOMBO, April 23, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Personal belongings are seen outside the St. Sebastian's Church where a blast took place in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 23, 2019. The explosions which rocked Sri Lanka Sunday killed more than 300 people and injured over 500 others. (Xinhua/Wang Shen/IANS) by .
Personal belongings are seen outside the St. Sebastian's Church where a blast took place in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan authorities confirmed that Easter Sunday suicide bombings toll has touched 359 which includes several foreigners…reports Asian Lite News

NEGOMBO, April 23, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Personal belongings are seen outside the St. Sebastian's Church where a blast took place in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 23, 2019. The explosions which rocked Sri Lanka Sunday killed more than 300 people and injured over 500 others. (Xinhua/Wang Shen/IANS) by .
Personal belongings are seen outside the St. Sebastian’s Church where a blast took place in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

So far 58 suspects have been arrested from different areas of the island, Police Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said. The Islamic State terror group (IS) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attacks.

At least 18 more suspects were taken into custody in the early hours of Wednesday as security operations continued, Xinhua news agency quoted Gunasekara as saying.

Four walkie-talkies and a motorcycle were also recovered by the police from a house in Warakapola, around 56 km away from here, he added.

At least 34 foreign nationals were among those killed, the country’s Foreign Ministry said.