April 24, 2019 / 6:09 AM / a month ago

Sri Lanka deputy defense minister one of nine bombers was a woman

COLOMBO (Reuters) - One of the nine bombers that detonated explosives in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday was a woman, deputy defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters on Wednesday.

The blasts at hotels and churches have so far killed at least 359 people, the deadliest such event in south Asia’s history.

Reporting by John Chalmers, editing by Alasdair Pal

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