Live Updates: Sri Lanka explosions

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A bishop at the St. Sebastian church — one of the sites targeted in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — told CNN he would have never dreamt that his community’s house of worship might be targeted in an attack. “We never expected such a thing to happen, especially in a place of religious worship,” Bishop JD Anthony said Monday. “This church is in a very rural area so we never expected this to happen here.” He suggested the attacker might have chosen the church because of the large number of people who attend the services here. On the morning the bomb went off, more than 1,000 worshipers had gathered for the Easter service.On Monday, crews were seen clearing the interior of the church with bloodstained pews moved outside. On Monday, crews were seen clearing the interior of the church with bloodstained pews moved outside. James Griffiths/CNN“We have more than 100 people who were killed on the spot and so many others injured. We are still in an atmosphere of shock.” He said they don’t know what to do, “only to pray, that is our most important and powerful weapon.”“I fear the motive of doing this” might be to increase community tensions, though he added “we never had” this type of attack previously. “I couldn’t sleep because of this. Innocent people who came to pray here … they sacrificed their life for god.”



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