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Sri Lanka Imposes Emergency Law Banning Face Coverings

Sri Lanka imposed an emergency law banning face coverings in the wake of the Easter Sunday suicide bombings. President Maithripala Sirisena announced Monday that he would use an emergency law to ban head coverings or any covering that “hinders identification” according to BBC News. The move comes after reports suggested some of the Easter bombers may have been women wearing ...

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Sri Lanka Churches Cancel All Sunday Masses After Easter Bombings

Sri Lanka Catholic leaders announced that all Sunday Masses are canceled in the wake of the Easter terrorist bombings that killed more than 250 people. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, archbishop of Colombo, announced the cancellation for his diocese on Friday, saying that Masses would remain canceled until further notice, according to The Associated Press. Many churches and businesses remain on relative ...

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Suspected Ringleader Of Easter Sunday Bombings Died In Attacks: Sri Lankan Police |

The suspected ringleader of an Islamic extremist group that Sri Lankan officials blame for the Easter Sunday bombings died in an explosion at the Shangri-La hotel, police said. Zahran Hashim, also known as Mohamed Zahran, was the leader of militant group National Towheed Jamaat and died in a suicide bombing, Sri Lankan police said. ISIS claimed responsibility Tuedsay for the ...

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Sri Lanka Says Easter Bombings Were ‘Retaliation’ For Christchurch Shooting

The terrorists who carried out the Sri Lanka Easter bombings were likely acting in “retaliation” for a New Zealand mosque shooting in March, Sri Lanka’s government said according to The Wall Street Journal. “The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka [on Sunday] was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,” Sri Lankan defense minister ...

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Sri Lanka’s President Gives Military War-Time Powers To Hunt Down Bombing Culprits

Sri-Lanka’s president granted wartime powers to the country’s military Monday to pursue and arrest suspects linked to Easter Sunday’s deadly church and hotel bombings. President Maithripala Sirisena made the announcement in the wake of a coordinated bombing attack that killed a total of nearly 300 people at three churches, three hotels, and other sites, according to The Associated Press. Sirisena’s ...

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Sri Lanka Blames Easter Bombings On Local Jihadis

Sri Lanka government officials are blaming National Thowheed Jamath, a local jihadist group, for a cooridinated series of attacks carried out across the country Easter Sunday, Bloomberg reports. The attacks consisted of seven suicide bombers that targeted Christian churches and hotels frequented by foreign tourists. The death toll from the blasts is sitting around 290, while those injured number at ...

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Pompeo: Several US Citizens Killed In Sri Lanka Attacks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Sunday that several U.S. citizens were killed in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. Terrorists killed over 200 people and wounded 450 others in Sri Lanka using coordinated explosive attacks on churches and hotels. Bombs erupted in churches in Negombo, Colombo, Batticaloa. “The United States condemns in the strongest ...

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