Seven suspects arrested following Sri Lanka bomb attacks

Seven suspects arrested following Sri Lanka bomb attacks

Today, Sunday April 21st, at least 207 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded when eight separate bomb blasts hit the Sri Lankan cities of Negombo, Batticaloa, and the country's capital, Colombo.

Now, according to various reports, seven people have been arrested in connection with the attacks - one of whom being the driver of a van suspected to have transported the explosives used. Reuters reports that the arrests took place at a house in Colombo, and that three police officers were killed during the raid.

Ranil Wickremesinghe, the nation's prime minister, has called for an emergency meeting of the National Security Council with top military officials following the attacks. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's economic reforms minister, Harsha de Silva, announced on Twitter that the group would issue a statement on the bombings very soon.

Meanwhile, tributes have come pouring in on social media.

The attacks are being described as terrorist incidents, though no group has claimed responsibility at the time of writing.