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Sri Lanka's government announced Monday it was invoking emergency powers a day after a devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches two hundred and ninety people and wounded nearly five hundred the emergency law gives police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without court orders this comes as police said eighty seven bomb detonators were found at the city's main bus station on Monday one an explosive went off near a church one bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it , investigators said seven suicide bombers took part in the Easter Sunday attacks to blew themselves up at the Shangri la hotel %HESITATION Colombo's sea front the others targeted three churches and two other hotels witnesses describe scenes of chaos and seeing lies dying in front of my eyes I saw blood I saw was , police said so far twenty four people had been arrested all of whom were Sri Lankan but one cabinet minister even set the government believed an international network was involved while there was no claim of responsibility for Sunday's attacks suspicion was focusing on a slab missed militants in the Buddhist majority country according to a document seen by Reuters dated April eleventh of foreign intelligence agency had warned authorities of possible attacks on churches by the national thought he jamoat it was not immediately clear what action if any was taken in response to the tip off , meanwhile some residents have begun to lay their loved ones to rest , others are still trying to locate their relatives and friends of the day delivery we went to the church and look she was not there and then we went and looked for her in the hospital that she was not there either the bonding I made with that most of the dead and wounded were Sri Lankans all the government officials said thirty two foreigners were killed including British American and Australian nationals among others Denmark's richest man and his wife lost three of their four children in the attacks