Sri Lanka Declares State Of Emergency Following Easter Explosions

Sri Lanka declares a state of emergency just one day after explosions rocked the capital killing at least 250 people and wounding another 500 more.

The government imposed the emergency Monday after hotels and churches were bombed on Easter Sunday devastating the city.

According to the president’s office, the emergency law is set to go into effect Monday night and will allow law enforcement to question and detain suspects without court orders.

There was also an additional explosion which detonated on Monday near the site where hundreds were killed just one day before.

No injuries were reported in connection with the latest blast.

Authorities say 87 bomb detonators were found within the capital, and they have since implemented an 8 p.m. curfew.

Local officials said they suspect seven individuals were involved in the string of explosions and some could have terror ties abroad.

Twenty-four people have been arrested in connection with the attacks thus far, though no one has claimed responsibility yet.  

The U.S. State Department has since warned Americans against traveling to the island nation.

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