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    87 bomb detonators found at bus station in Colombo: Sri Lanka police

    87 bomb detonators found at bus station in Colombo: Sri Lanka police


    As many as 87 bomb detonators were found on Monday at a bus station in Colombo, police said, a day after a series of deadly blasts killed 290 people and wounded more than 500 others in the island nation. The police initially found 12 bomb detonators...

    As many as 87 bomb detonators were found on Monday at a bus station in Colombo, police said, a day after a series of deadly blasts killed 290 people and wounded more than 500 others in the island nation. The police initially found 12 bomb detonators scattered on the ground. A further search revealed 75 more, a police statement said.
    Sri Lanka to declare emergency from midnight after Easter Day blasts

    Sri Lanka to declare emergency from midnight after Easter Day blasts


    "The government has decided to gazette the clauses related to prevention of terrorism to emergency regulation and gazette it by midnight," the president's media unit said in a...

    "The government has decided to gazette the clauses related to prevention of terrorism to emergency regulation and gazette it by midnight," the president's media unit said in a statement.
    International network involved in terror attacks: Sri Lanka

    International network involved in terror attacks: Sri Lanka


    The Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka were carried out with the help of an international network, cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said on...

    The Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka were carried out with the help of an international network, cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said on Monday.
    Sri Lanka identifies outfit behind blasts, says all suicide bombers Lankan nationals

    Sri Lanka identifies outfit behind blasts, says all suicide bombers Lankan nationals


    A local outfit identified as the National Tawheed Jamaat is suspected of plotting the deadly Easter blasts that killed 290 people and wounded 500 others in the worst terror attack in the country's history, a top Sri Lankan minister said on Monday. No...

    A local outfit identified as the National Tawheed Jamaat is suspected of plotting the deadly Easter blasts that killed 290 people and wounded 500 others in the worst terror attack in the country's history, a top Sri Lankan minister said on Monday. No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's attacks, but police have so far arrested 24 people.
    Sri Lanka attacks carried out by suicide bombers: Investigator

    Sri Lanka attacks carried out by suicide bombers: Investigator


    Two of the suicide bombers blew themselves up at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel on Colombo's seafront, said Ariyananda Welianga, a senior official at the government’s forensic division. The others targeted three churches and two other...

    Two of the suicide bombers blew themselves up at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel on Colombo's seafront, said Ariyananda Welianga, a senior official at the government’s forensic division. The others targeted three churches and two other hotels.
    What we know and don’t know about the Sri Lanka bombings

    What we know and don’t know about the Sri Lanka bombings


    The attacks in Sri Lanka, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, are the largest carried out on South Asian Christians in recent memory. Twenty-four suspects were held in connection with the bombings but details of these people have not been made public....

    The attacks in Sri Lanka, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, are the largest carried out on South Asian Christians in recent memory. Twenty-four suspects were held in connection with the bombings but details of these people have not been made public. It is also not clear yet why Catholics were singled out and who orchestrated the bombings.
    7 suicide attackers behind 6 Sri Lanka blasts: Investigator

    7 suicide attackers behind 6 Sri Lanka blasts: Investigator


    The bombings, Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war ended a decade ago on the island nation, killed at least 290 people with more than 500 wounded, Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said on...

    The bombings, Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war ended a decade ago on the island nation, killed at least 290 people with more than 500 wounded, Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said on Monday.
    'Where is God?': Sri Lankans stunned after deadly blasts

    'Where is God?': Sri Lankans stunned after deadly blasts


    For many Sri Lankans, Sunday's attacks against churches and high-end hotels brought back painful memories of a conflict that lasted three decades and killed as many as 100,000 people. During those years, bomb attacks were a regular occurrence, and left...

    For many Sri Lankans, Sunday's attacks against churches and high-end hotels brought back painful memories of a conflict that lasted three decades and killed as many as 100,000 people. During those years, bomb attacks were a regular occurrence, and left many Sri Lankans on edge in the streets and on public transport.
    Easter bombings: Sri Lanka attack toll mounts to 290

    Easter bombings: Sri Lanka attack toll mounts to 290


    Eight apparently co-ordinated explosions targeted Easter worshippers and high end hotels popular with international guests. The horrific death toll, which has risen dramatically overnight, was given on Monday morning by a police spokesman, who said a...

    Eight apparently co-ordinated explosions targeted Easter worshippers and high end hotels popular with international guests. The horrific death toll, which has risen dramatically overnight, was given on Monday morning by a police spokesman, who said a further 500 people had been wounded. A nationwide curfew imposed shortly after the blasts was lifted early Monday.

    13 under arrest for Sri Lanka blasts: Police


    Authorities have not made public details on those held after Sunday's attacks. But a police source told AFP the 13 were detained at two locations in and around Colombo. The source said the 13 men are from the same radical...

    Authorities have not made public details on those held after Sunday's attacks. But a police source told AFP the 13 were detained at two locations in and around Colombo. The source said the 13 men are from the same radical group.

    No place for such barbarism in our region, says Modi


    India strongly condemned the Sri Lankan serial blasts, which left over 200 dead, including at least three Indians, saying there could be no justification whatsoever for any act of...

    India strongly condemned the Sri Lankan serial blasts, which left over 200 dead, including at least three Indians, saying there could be no justification whatsoever for any act of terror.