45 children killed in Sri Lanka attacks : UNICEF

45 children killed in Sri Lanka attacks : UNICEF
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The United Nations said at least 45 children were among the more than 320 people killed in the Suicide Bomb attacks in Sri Lanka.

UNICEF Spokesman Christophe Boulierac told Media in Geneva, that 45 children killed in the attacks, stressing that others "are wounded and are now fighting for their lives," meaning the toll among minors from the Sunday attacks could rise.

The Islamic State Group claimed responsibility for a series of Bombings.

Meanwhile the first Mass Funeral held in Sri Lanka as the Country marks a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday's Bomb Blasts.

The Country has observed three minutes of silence and a State of Emergency is in effect to prevent further attacks.

Sri Lanka's Government has blamed the blasts on local NTJ Group.

A Spokesman said Police have now detained 40 suspects in connection with the attack.

The mass Funeral is taking place at St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, North of Colombo, which was one of the places targeted in Sunday's Blasts.

Flags were lowered to half mast and people bowed their heads in silence in respect to the victims as well as the 500 people injured during the attacks.

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