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Heavy security as military deployed to churches

Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena said that the security forces had been deployed to churches that had been struck by bomb blasts on Easter Sunday morning, as the death toll from the series of explosions continue to rise.

In a statement this morning, Sirisena appealed for calm and said the security forces had began investigations into the blasts. Reports suggest that at least 200 soldiers have been deployed to churches affected by the blast. 

Pictured below: military personnel stationed outside churches in Mullaitivu

Police and STF outside a church in Vavuniya

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