Colombo (Sri Lanka): While the death toll in Sri Lanka explosions crosses 156 people, injuring 500 the numbers are still climbing since morning 8.45am when the blasts took place. Though the true motive behind the attack remains a mystery, two suicide bombers have been identified as Zahran Hashim and Abu Mohammed. However, no individual or terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
According to the media reports, the first blast was reported from St Anthony’s Church at Kochcikade in Colombo, second from St Sebastian’s Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo and third from another church in Batticaloa. The three five-star hotels from where the blasts were reported are Shangrila, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury.
As per a News18 report, at least 2 blasts were carried out by suicide bombers. Suicide bombers were behind the attack at Shangri La Hotel and Batticaloa Church. The suicide bombers have been identified as Zahran Hashim and Abu Mohammed, reports News18.