Sri Lanka Easter Bombings
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1 year ago

Sri Lanka lifts ban on drones imposed after Easter attacks

Sri Lankan authorities have lifted a ban on drones that was imposed after the Easter Sunday attacks that left 263 people dead in the Indian Ocean island nation
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Easter attack probe continues despite president's objection

A Sri Lankan lawmaker says a parliamentary committee will continue questioning security and intelligence officials about lapses that preceded Easter Sunday bomb attacks by Islamic extremists, despite objections by the country's president
2 years ago
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Sri Lanka leader opposed to police attending attacks inquiry

President Maithripala Sirisena's office says he is opposed to have police testify before a parliamentary inquiry into intelligence failures that preceded the Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people
2 years ago
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Lonely Planet's top destination suffers a blow after blasts

Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide's top travel destination for 2019.
2 years ago
Lonely Planet's top destination suffers a blow after blasts
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Sri Lanka Catholics hold 1st Sunday Mass since attacks

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka held the first regular Sunday Mass
2 years ago
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All directly involved in Sri Lanka attacks dead or arrested

Police have detained 73 suspects for investigation since the bombings.
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All directly involved in Sri Lanka attacks dead or arrested
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2 arrested after clash in Sri Lanka town hit by Easter blast

There were clashes between Christian and Muslim residents.
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2 arrested after clash in Sri Lanka town hit by Easter blast
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Sri Lanka Catholics celebrate Mass via TV amid new warnings

Sri Lankan Catholics are celebrating Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed after reports of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists
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Sri Lanka bombings: 290 dead, hundreds injured in church, hotel explosions on Easter Sunday

The country is among those targeted most often by terrorists.
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Sri Lanka reportedly had warning before Easter church bombings
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Links to Easter bombings put eastern Sri Lanka on edge

The probe into the ISIS-claimed bombings has spread to a once-quiet district.
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Links to Easter bombings put eastern Sri Lanka on edge
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Sri Lanka bombing suspects exchange gunfire with soldiers, 15 found dead, police say

A shoot-out erupted in eastern Sri Lanka on Friday night between security forces and suspects linked to the string of suicide bombings that has claimed hundreds of lives.
2 years ago
Sri Lanka bombing suspects exchange gunfire with soldiers, 15 found dead, police say
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Indian police uncovered a plot, but Sri Lanka didn't act

Indian police work uncovered a plot ahead of the Easter attacks, but Sri Lanka didn't act
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Sri Lanka militants set off bombs during raid, killing 15

Sri Lankan security forces have found 15 bodies, including six children, after militants linked to the Easter bombings set off explosives during a raid on a house in the country's east
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Police raid 'safe house' in Sri Lanka

At least 15 people dead, including several children, after a military raid linked to the Easter Sunday suicide bombing.
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Police raid 'safe house' in Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka Muslims brave militant threats for Friday prayers

Sri Lanka's Muslims, warned to stay home over militant threats after Easter bombing, call for peace at Friday prayers
2 years ago
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Discrepancies in Sri Lanka attack muddle investigation

Hour by hour the death toll from Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombing attack climbed; then it sharply dropped
2 years ago
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Death toll lowered to 253, Sri Lanka braces for more attacks

Hobby drones have been used by militants in the past to carry explosives.
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Sri Lanka bans drones, looks for bombs 4 days after attack
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Horror and failure in Sri Lanka: Reporter's Notebook

James Longman's reporter's notebook from Sri Lanka after attacks.
2 years ago
Horror and failure in Sri Lanka: Reporter's Notebook
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Sri Lanka on edge in days after bombings

Governmental factions led to officials missing some warnings ahead of bombings planned for Easter Sunday.
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Sri Lanka on edge in days after bombings
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Sri Lanka Muslims, refugees fear backlash from Easter attack

Activists already say some Muslim youths have disappeared.
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Sri Lanka Muslims, refugees fear backlash from Easter attack
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Father of suspected Sri Lanka bombers arrested

Sri Lankan officials are hunting for more suspects in the deadly bombings, which have led Catholic churches in the area to suspend all public services for fear of more attacks.
2 years ago
Father of suspected Sri Lanka bombers arrested
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Sri Lanka on high alert as officials warn of 'ongoing terrorist plots'

Investigators are examining surveillance footage from the moments just before the deadly attacks.
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Sri Lanka on high alert as officials warn of 'ongoing terrorist plots'
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Highly educated and financially independent: Profile of Sri Lanka bombers emerge

Many of the suicide bombers who took part in Sunday's attacks were highly educated and financially independent, according to Sri Lanka's deputy defense minister.
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Highly educated and financially independent: Profile of Sri Lanka bombers emerge
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What the terrorist threat from Sri Lanka may really mean: ANALYSIS

An analysis of what the terrorist threat from Sri Lanka may really mean.
2 years ago
What the terrorist threat from Sri Lanka may really mean: ANALYSIS
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Ambassador: US had no prior knowledge of Sri Lanka threat

The U.S. ambassador said FBI and military teams are assisting the investigation.
2 years ago
Ambassador: US had 'no prior knowledge' of Sri Lanka threat
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FBI joins Sri Lanka investigation

Officials are looking through surveillance video and asking the public to remain vigilant. ABC News' Elizabeth Hur reports.
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FBI joins Sri Lanka investigation
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ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

The terror group issued a formal statement identifying the seven suicide bombers who detonated explosive-laden vests at churches and hotels, killing over 350 people.
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ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings
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ISIS in spotlight after Sri Lanka bombings

ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz reports on questions about the strength of ISIS after it lost territory in the Middle East.
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ISIS in spotlight after Sri Lanka bombings
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ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings that killed over 350

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the wave of coordinated bombings at churches and high-end hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
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ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings that killed over 350
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Fears of more bombs planted throughout Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan officials believe the highly-sophisticated, coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday were planned with outside help.
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Fears of more bombs planted throughout Sri Lanka
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As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

The minister did not explain the source of the information.
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Sri Lanka minister: Easter bombings a response to NZ attacks
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Sri Lanka mourns victims in terror attacks

Funerals are held throughout country after more than 290 people were killed on Easter Sunday.
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Sri Lanka mourns victims in terror attacks
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ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka attacks

The FBI joins the investigation, which experts say has the hallmarks of typical ISIS attacks.
2 years ago
ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka attacks
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Sri Lanka attackers may have had outside help

Authorities believe the suspects are linked to a local terrorist group that could've had ties to a larger organization.
2 years ago
Sri Lanka attackers may have had outside help
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1st American victims identified in Sri Lanka attacks

At least 40 people have been arrested in connection with the suicide strikes, as security footage shows a man, believed to be one of the bombers, approach St. Sebastian Church just before the attack.
2 years ago
1st American victims identified in Sri Lanka attacks
2 years ago

Father of 11-year-old US boy killed in Sri Lanka attack: 'They don't know what they took'

Kieran was a "very self-driven" world-traveler who had visited multiple countries across five continents.
2 years ago
'They don't know what they took': Father of US boy killed in Sri Lanka speaks out
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At least four Americans killed in Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Members of an extremist Islamist group have been identified as suspects in a series of suicide bombings on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Day.
2 years ago
At least four Americans killed in Sri Lanka Easter bombings
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Radical Muslim group blamed in Sri Lanka Easter bombings, 1 of 4 American victims identified

Police said at least seven suicide bombers were involved in the massacre. Now, a radical Muslim group is suspected in Sri Lanka bombings.
2 years ago
Radical Muslim group blamed in Sri Lanka bombings, 1 of 4 American victims identified
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Seaside Sri Lanka town known for its churches is in mourning

Seaside Sri Lankan town known for its churches and tolerance is a town of mourning after Easter attacks
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4 Americans killed in Sri Lanka attack

One of the Americans was identified Monday as Dieter Kowalski, 40, of Denver, according to his mother and Pearson, the London-based global education company that employed him.
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4 Americans killed in Sri Lanka attack
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Sri Lanka church bombings investigation underway

Nearly 300 people were killed on Easter Sunday after coordinated bombings ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka church bombings investigation underway
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Sri Lanka bombings blamed on radical Muslim group

Members of a radical Muslim group have been identified as suspects in a series of Easter suicide bombings on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka.
2 years ago
Sri Lanka bombings blamed on radical Muslim group
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At least 290 dead, hundreds injured in Sri Lanka attacks

Most of the eight explosions at hotels and Christian churches were detonated by suicide bombers, according to the Sri Lankan Defense Ministry.
2 years ago
At least 290 dead, hundreds injured in Sri Lanka attacks
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Increased security at US churches in wake of Sri Lanka

Security presence has increased at landmarks like St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, where an attempted arsonist was arrested just last week.
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Increased security at US churches in wake of Sri Lanka
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Eiffel Tower dims lights in honor of Sri Lanka attack victims

The Eiffel Tower dimmed its lights Sunday night to honor victims of Sri Lanka bombings.
2 years ago
Eiffel Tower dims lights in honor of Sri Lanka attack victims
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Panicked at first, Sri Lankans anxious over what's to come

Sri Lankan says he was in 'panic mode' after witnessing bombings but later wonders what might be to come
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Terrorist attack in Sri Lanka leaves more than 200 dead

A series of explosions tore through churches filled with worshipers attending Easter mass. Three luxury hotels were also targeted.
2 years ago
Terrorist attack in Sri Lanka leaves more than 200 dead
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207 dead as explosions rock Sri Lanka

Most of the explosions were detonated by suicide bombers, according to the Sri Lankan Defense Ministry.
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207 dead as explosions rock Sri Lanka
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Aftermath of deadly blasts in Sri Lanka

Explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed at least 207 and wounded hundreds more on Easter Sunday.
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Aftermath of deadly blasts in Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka bombings: World leaders, prominent figures condemn Easter Sunday bombings

At least 450 people were also wounded in the string of attacks on Christian churches and hotels.
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World leaders condemn Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 200 in Sri Lanka