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Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

Sri Lankans carry a dead body following a blast at the St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than hundred people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a security official told The Associated Press, in the biggest violence in the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

OTTAWA — The federal government is warning Canadians in Sri Lanka to limit their movements and avoid affected areas after a series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka killed at least 207 people.

Global Affairs Canada has issued a statement warning that the situation in the island nation remains “volatile,” and more attacks are possible.

The government has also warned that the High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka in the capital Colombo will be closed on Monday due to the security situation.

Justin Trudeau also reacting to the attack, condemning the incident.

Sri Lanka’s government has imposed a nationwide curfew and blocked access to social media in the wake of the attacks at churches, hotels and a guesthouse on Easter Sunday.

The country’s foreign minister says at least 27 foreigners were among those killed in the coordinated attacks, but it’s not clear if any Canadians are among the victims.

The Sri Lankan defence minister says seven suspects linked to the blasts have been arrested.

— with files from The Associated Press

The Canadian Press