Toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 310

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(Colombo) – The toll from a string of deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 310, with several people dying of their injuries overnight, a police spokesman said.

Around 500 people were wounded in the blasts, Ruwan Gunasekera said in a statement.

He added that 40 people were now under arrest in connection with the attacks, which Sri Lanka´s government has blamed on a previously little-known terrorist group, National Thowheeth Jama´ath.