Six explosions took place in three Christian churches and three hotels, some commonly used by foreign visitors. The series of coordinated bombings killed 290 people and left hundreds injured.
St. Anthony's Shrine and the three hotels where the blasts took place are in Colombo, and are frequented by foreign tourists. "We stand with the Sri Lankan government and people as they confront violent extremism and have offered our assistance as they work to bring the perpetrators to justice". Foreigners and locals who were injured in hotel blasts were admitted to the Colombo General Hospital.
Explosions occurred during Easter services at churches in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, in what officials have described as a co-ordinated "evil" attack.
Shangri-La Hotel, Cinnamon Grand Hotel and Kingsbury Hotel, all located in Colombo, were targeted in the bombings.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan President has announced that the country will impose an island-wide curfew starting Sunday from 6pm local time finishing at 6am local time on Monday morning, as reported by CNN.
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There are now 115 Kiwis registered as being in Sri Lanka, said a spokesperson for New Zealand's Minsitry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Sri Lankan authorities claim most of the blasts were caused by suicide bombers.
"Such act of terrorism can not be justified and Japan firmly condemns it, Kono said, stressing that Japan is "firmly committed to combating terrorism in cooperation with Sri Lanka and the worldwide community".
A special security council meeting is underway, headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
"These vile attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States remains resolved in our fight to defeat terrorism", Pompeo said.