‘My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren’: PM condemns blasts

Prime Minister Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday condemned a string of blasts at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

“[I] strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday resulting in precious lives lost & hundreds injured. My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren,” the prime minister tweeted.

“Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief,” he added.

A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the attacks as “cowardly” and said the government was working to “contain the situation”.

Images circulating on social media and local news stations showed extensive damage at one of three churches targeted in the near simultaneous blasts on Sunday morning.

Much of the church roof was blown out in the explosion, with roof tiles and splintered wood littering the floor and pools of blood in between wounded worshippers.

 

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