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Death toll in the easter day bomb blasts that hit churches, hotels in Sri Lanka has risen to 156.

Sri Lankan capital Colombo has been hit by a fresh blast at a hotel near the national zoo, killing at least two people.

It was the seventh in a series of bombings that earlier on Sunday hit luxury hotels and churches in Sri Lanka , killing at least 156 people and wounding over 400 as worshippers were attending Easter services.

Three of the explosions took place in Catholic churches while three other explosions were reported in luxury hotels – the Cinnamon Grand, Kingsbury and Shangri-La located in the heart of Colombo, the county’s capital.

Police spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekera said the injured were being evacuated while security forces have cordoned off the areas and search operations are under way.

Reports say at least 35 foreigners are among the dead, which was the first time foreigners would be killed in the country.

The government has imposed curfew across the country from 6pm to 6am till the situations are brought under control.

No group yet to claim responsibility.

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By Roving

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