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Sri Lanka church bomb blasts live updates The first blast was reported from the capital Colombo while the second was in Negombo

A British husband has paid tribute to his "wonderful" wife and their two "amazing" children who were among the 290 victims of a wave of bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The series of eight bombs killed almost 300 people and wounded 500 others. He blamed "radical terrorists".

The prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, acknowledged that "information was there" about the prospect of possible terrorist attacks. Wijewardena said most of the bombings were believed to have been suicide attacks. He said the report was based on information provided by Indian intelligence agencies. "That is a matter that we need to look into".

On Monday, 87 detonators were found from the main bus station at Pettah in Colombo while a bomb the security forces were trying to defuse exploded near the St Anthony Church in Colombo, triggering panic in the area.

"As the Sri Lankan authorities investigate these horrific attacks, INTERPOL will continue to provide whatever support is necessary", said INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock.

There was a seventh blast at a banquet hall about 2 p.m., and an eighth at the house raided by police at about 2:45 p.m.

The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that was linked a year ago to the vandalism of Buddhist statues.

News of the bombings rippled out all Easter morning, interrupting celebrations across the world.

All the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers, officials said. Victims were carried out of blood-spattered pews. The walls and windows of the targeted hotels were blown out.

Karan Anand, head of relationships at Cox & Kings said all the company's guests in Sri Lanka were safe and that the company was monitoring the situation.

The former United Kingdom student posted a photo of her eating breakfast with her family hours before the blast.

"Felt the blast all the way up to the 17th floor where we were sleeping", she wrote.

However, the USA president deleted the post minutes after it went viral. "The real question is what will happen to their future". One was in Dehiwala, southern Colombo, and the other was near the Colombo district of Dematagoda in which three officers were killed.

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The U.S. said "several" Americans were among the dead, while Britain, India, China, Japan and Portugal said they, too, lost citizens.

One suspect detonated explosives during questioning by police inside a home in the suburb.

The National Thowheed Jamath has broken up into various groups as individual leaders pursued separate funding sources, Ahamed said. He demanded the resignation of the police chief.

It was not immediately clear what action, if any, was taken in response to the tip-off.

Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne says that worldwide intelligence agencies warned Sri Lankan authorities several times of possible attacks in early April, the Guardian reported Monday.

Rauff Hakeem, the minister for town planning, called the attacks a "colossal failure of intelligence". It named individuals of the group, which it said advocates spreading Islam by killing "nonbelievers".

"Confidential investigations are continuing", he concluded.

There are no reports of Canadians among the estimated 39 foreigners killed in the explosions.

Sri Lanka's civil war ended 10 years ago, but memories of urban carnage are still fresh, particularly for residents of the capital. "Solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka".

Two Sri Lankan security officers on a motorbike in Colombo on Monday.

Pope Francis expressed his sadness over the attacks during his traditional Easter address at the Vatican.

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