S The Foreign Ministry of r L Lanka said the nationality of eleven foreigners who were killed in Easter Sunday has been verified. Three Indians, one Portuguese and two Turks were killed, and nine other foreigners were reported missing. The victims also included a Dutch citizen and a Chinese national.
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Who was behind the attacks?
A police spokesman said on Tuesday that 40 people were now arrested in connection with the attacks.
A Sri Lankan government official said the attacks were carried out by seven suicide bombers Domestic militant group called National Thowfeek Jamaath. On Monday there was no responsibility.
All bombers were Sri Lankan citizens, but authorities suspect foreign connections, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said at a press conference.
Earlier, Ariyananda Welianga, a Judicial Criminal Investigator An analysis of the body parts of the attackers made it clear that they were suicide bombers. He said most of the attacks were carried out by a single bomber, two of them at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo.
AFP documents show that Sri Lankan police chief Pujuth Jayasundara issued a warning to top police officers ten days ago that suicide bombers were planning to beat "prominent churches."