Sri Lanka: Jihadist Violence Erupts in a Country Riven by Communal Tensions

Apr 22, 2019 | 20:37 GMT


Almost 10 years after the close of its decadeslong civil war, an unprecedented wave of terrorist attacks has struck Sri Lanka. Targeting Easter church services and hotels frequented by foreigners, eight blasts went off in Colombo, Negombo, Kochchikade and Batticaloa, most of which appear to have been carried out using suicide vests and shrapnel. Explosive devices were also found near Colombo's international airport and other areas, but they did not detonate....

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