The United Nations has condemned Sunday’s attacks in Sri Lanka that left at least 207 people dead and over 450 injured.
Eight explosions went off in and around the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, targeting churches and hotels.
The @UN in #lka strongly condemns the horrific attacks carried out against civilians and worshipers in #SriLanka. Heartfelt condolences to the families, victims & the Gov & people of #lka. The UN in #lka urges all citizens, all leaders to stand united during these difficult times
— UN in Sri Lanka (@UNSriLanka) April 21, 2019
The explosions came as Christians worldwide celebrated Easter Sunday, one of the most important events in the Christian calendar.
Following the blasts, the Sri Lankan government has declared a 6PM to 6AM curfew in the country with immediate effect.
Police have so far arrested seven people in connection with the blasts.
Two Chinese nationals are reported to have been killed in the blasts.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Other than the UN, world leaders have also condemned the attack.