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Those 8 Romanian pupils in Sri Lanka returned to Romania. The Islamic State claims the terror attacks, death toll soars to 359

Those eight Romanian high school pupils from Iasi who were in Sri Lanka during the deadly blasts have returned to Romania today, the Romanian Foreign Ministry announced. They are safe and sound.

MAE said the pupils from the “Costache Negruzzi” High School in Iasi were in an exchange of experience in Sri Lanka. They came back to Romania safely with the support of the Romanian Embassy in Colombo and of Romania’s honorary consulate in Kandy. They have been escorted by the local police up to the International Airport in Colombo.

The Foreign Ministry reminds that Romanians potentially affected by the incidents in Sri Lanka can ask for consular assistance at Romania’s Embassy in Colombo (at the phone number: 0094 11 2676520) or at the emergency phone number of the diplomatic mission – 0094 777 88 2539.

359 people died (including 38 foreigners), while more than 500 have been injured in the blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday, which targeted five hotels and three churches in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa.

According to recent report by the Sri Lankan minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewarden, the terror attacks targeting churches and hotels in the country have been committed as a response to the previous attacks committed over two mosques in New Zealand.

The Islamic State has just claimed the attacks in a note posted on the website of AMAQ agency, affiliated to the Islamic State. It has not presented so far any proof to support the claim over the blasts.

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