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NEGOMBO, SRI LANKA - APRIL 21: Sri Lankan officials inspect St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, after multiple explosions targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. At least 207 people have been killed and hundreds more injured after multiple explosions rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in and around Colombo as well as at Batticaloa in Sri Lanka during Easter Sunday mass. According to reports, at least 400 people were injured and are undergoing treatment as the blasts took place at churches in Colombo city as well as neighboring towns and hotels, including the Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand, during the worst violence in Sri Lanka since the civil war ended a decade ago. Christians worldwide celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day on which Jesus Christ is believed to have risen from the dead. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

Eight bombings have taken place in Sri Lanka today (April 21) that has resulted in the deaths of at least 207 people and injuries in 450.

Per The Guardiansix locations, including three churches and three hotels, were bombed followed by explosions at a guest house and housing scheme. So far, eight people have been arrested in connection to the attacks.

Sri Lanka’s defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene said the attacks were carried out by a single group of “religious extremists” and suicide bombers were responsible for most of the explosions.

No specific terrorist group has taken responsibility for these attacks at time of publishing.

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Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.