Easter Sunday attacks: Five Pakistani women 'injured' in Sri Lanka bomb blasts

04:20 PM | 21 Apr, 2019
Easter Sunday attacks: Five Pakistani women 'injured' in Sri Lanka bomb blasts
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ISLAMABAD – At least five women from Pakistan have been reported to have sustained minor injuries in multiple bomb attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday, according to reports in local media.

Three of the women were discharged from hospital after necessary treatment, FO Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a statement, adding that the exact situation will be shared after confirmation.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who strongly condemned the Easter Sunday attacks in a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, will soon visit Sri Lanka, the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s High Commission in Colombo said “we are watching the situation carefully”.

Any Pakistani in Sri Lanka needing help or assistance may contact on the following phone numbers: 0112055681, 0112055682 and 0767773750.

More than 200 people have been killed and over 525 others injured in a string of bomb attacks on hotels and churches as worshippers attended Easter services in major Sri Lankan cities.

Americans, British and Dutch citizens were among dozens of foreigners killed.

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COLOMBO – More than 200 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in a string of bomb attacks on hotels and ...

So far eight blasts have been reported – four at hotels and three at churches – with the first two taking place at St Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St Sebastian’s in the town of Negombo just outside the capital. The eighth was a suicide attack, which left three policemen dead.