US electorate among these killed in Sri Lanka Easter attacks, secretary of Affirm Pompeo says

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US electorate among these killed in Sri Lanka Easter attacks, secretary of Affirm Pompeo says
A relative of a sufferer of the explosion at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church reacts on the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Dinuka Liyanawatte | Reuters

A relative of a sufferer of the explosion at St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade church reacts on the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Secretary of Affirm Mike Pompeo acknowledged Sunday that several U.S. electorate had been among these killed in a string of attacks on church buildings and lodges in Sri Lanka on the Easter vacation.

“The U.S. Embassy is working tirelessly to construct all imaginable assistance to the American electorate suffering from the attacks and their families,” Pompeo acknowledged.

More than 200 of us had been killed and 450 injured in a series of bomb blasts that hit church buildings and lodges in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. One of the most most attacks had been suicide bombs, authorities acknowledged.

Sri Lankan security forces arrested seven of us in a raid on a condo within the capital hours after the attacks. Three law enforcement officers died within the raid.

No one has claimed accountability for the attacks.

British, Danish, Turkish, Dutch and Chinese language nationals had been also killed within the attacks.