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Sri Lanka announces nationwide emergency

Security forces have been conducting raids and making arrests.

Sri Lanka’s government has announced a nationwide emergency beginning at midnight on Monday.

This will give police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate anyone without a court order.

This comes after at least 290 people were killed in coordinated attacks across the country on Easter Sunday.

Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.