- Easter (Sunday)
- 爆弾（後出 bombing は爆破、suicide bombing は自爆テロのこと）
- 爆発（後出 explosion も同意）
- civil war
- Islamic State group
- claim responsibility
- white supremacist
- (be) frequented by ～
- rebel group
Easter bomb blasts kill over 350 in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 350 people and wounded more than 500 in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war ended a decade ago.
On April 23, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. A top government official said the suicide bombings were carried out by Islamic fundamentalists in apparent retaliation for the New Zealand mosque massacres in March that a white supremacist has been charged with carrying out.
The eight explosions -- mostly in or around Colombo -- collapsed ceilings and blew out windows, killing worshippers and hotel guests.
Most of those killed were Sri Lankans. But the three bombed hotels and one of the churches, St. Anthony's Shrine, are frequented by foreign tourists, and at least 30 foreigners, including Japanese woman Takahashi Kaori, 39, died in the attacks.
The scale of the bloodshed recalled the worst days of the civil war, in which the Tamil Tigers, a rebel group from the ethnic Tamil minority, sought independence from the Buddhist-majority country.