At least 207 people are dead after suicide bombers attacked several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. 

The BBC reports that at least eight separate blasts were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo's Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services.

The Shangri-La, Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and a fourth hotel, all in Colombo, were also hit.

The BBC reports over 400 people are injured, while other agencies have said the injury count could be over 600.

It is believed that all blasts were detonated by suicide bombers. 

In the aftermath, hundreds of locals have turned out at clinics in an effort to donate blood. A local resident, Usman Ali, told the BBC "Everyone had just one intention and that was to help the victims of the blast, no matter what religion or race they may be. Each person was helping another out in filling forms."

Arrests made

Several news agencies are reporting that seven people have been arrested. However, it's still not clear who is responsible for the attacks.

Church and political leaders respond

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the attacks. He called the attacks "absolutely horrific" and said "Canada strongly condemns the heinous attacks on Christians at churches and hotels."

In his Easter message from the Vatican, Pope Francis condemned "such cruel violence" which had targeted Christians celebrating Easter.

Franklin Graham said in a tweet that he is praying for victims and their families.

President Maithripala Sirisena issued a statement asking the people in Sri Lanka to remain calm and cooperate with the investigation.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is chairing an emergency meeting, according to the BBC. He said: "I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong."

More information to come.