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Easter Sunday explosions kill over 200 in Sri Lanka churches and hotels

 Sri Lankan soldiers look on inside the St Sebastian's Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo on Sunday.
St Sebastian's Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo Sunday after the blast. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images

More than 290 people died and 500 more were injured in explosions at churches and hotels frequented by foreign tourists in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — which Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe described as "cowardly attacks."

The latest: A Sri Lankan government forensic analyst said 7 suicide bombers caused 6 of the blasts, AP and Reuters report. Police arrested 24 suspects by Monday over the attacks, which killed at least 37 foreigners, including several U.S. citizens. Authorities were warned of possible attacks 2 weeks ago, the government said Monday. The U.S. State Department warned plotters planned more attacks.

Woman carrying gun and baby threatens to blow up San Diego church

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Worshippers tackled an armed woman who entered their San Diego church carrying a 10-month-old baby after she threatened to blow it up while "waving the handgun"on stage Sunday, police said.

Details: San Diego Police Department said the suspect, Anna Conkey, 31, was in custody and her children were in protective custody after the incident at nondenominational Tsidkenu Church. Police recovered the gun and found it was unloaded. They'd increased patrols around places of worship in the city after Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attacks.