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Monday, April 22, 2019

290 Killed at Sri Lankan Churches and Hotels

Easter Suicide Bombings Kill 290 at Sri Lankan Churches and Hotels
Easter Suicide Bombings Kill 290 at Sri Lankan Churches and Hotels
(UPDATED) Christians end Holy Week shaken by coordinated attacks at Sunday morning services and brunches on opposite coasts of the island nation.
Kate Shellnutt
The joy of Easter quickly turned into terror and grief for Christians in Sri Lanka this morning, where suicide bombers conducted coordinated attacks on three churches and three high-end hotels, killing more than 290 people and injuring almost 500.
Officials urged citizens to resist speculating whether Muslim extremists were to blame for the violence, which mostly took place in or around the capital city of Colombo. But police had been warned 10 days prior that churches may be targeted by a radical ...
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