A series of blasts occurred in Sri Lanka on Sunday, hitting several churches and hotels in the country's capital Colombo and other cities. According to media reports, the attacks have claimed the lives of at least 185 people, while hundreds of others have been injured and hospitalised.
After the deadly blasts, the government introduced a temporary ban on social networks and messaging services, as well as a nationwide curfew from 18:00 to 06:00 local time.
On April 21, Sri Lanka was shaken by a series of coordinated attacks that left over 250 people dead and over 500 injured. Colombo launched a massive security operation in the wake of the tragedy, and dozens of people have been detained in connection with the attacks.
The brother and private secretary of Sri Lankan Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, who was taken into custody by the army and handed over to police for questioning in connection with the deadly explosions that shook the island nation, has been released after obtaining a statement, according to media reports.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Zahran Hashim, an Islamic extremist linked to Daesh* terrorist group, who is believed to have played a key role in Sri Lanka's deadly Easter bombings, had died, Sri Lankan police said on Friday.
The embassy urged people to stay away from crowds and places of worship. Before the Easter attacks, foreign intelligence services warned Sri Lankan authorities about upcoming bombings, but country’s intelligence services failed to act on the warning.
Sri Lankan Police have released a number of photographs of the puported suspects, inviting public help to apprehend them for the Easter Sunday bombings in churches and hotels.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Spokesman of Sri Lanka's Police Ruwan Gunasekara said police had found a warehouse with about 200 bomb detonators in the city of Nuwara Eliya in the central part of the country, Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Thursday.
Sunday's suicide bombings on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka killed at least 359 people and injured roughly 500.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Sri Lankan police detained on Thursday a young man after discovering ammunition and passes to the federal parliament while searching his apartment, Ada Derana news portal reported.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - A new blast was heard on Thursday in the western Sri Lankan town of Pugoda, located 25 miles (40 km) to the east of the capital Colombo, local media reported, citing local police spokesman Ruwan Gunaskeara.
On Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was shaken by a series of coordinated attacks that left 359 people dead and over 500 injured.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sri Lanka took all required measures to ensure the safety of tourists and is open for business following the deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country's Tourism Development Authority said in a statement on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the initial evidence suggests that the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday were at least inspired by the Daesh terrorist group, which is banned in Russia.
South Asian countries need to be very careful and take concrete steps to counter the looming challenge by international terror groups operating with the help of “Lone Ranger” - type localised fringe fundamentalist elements, Indian security experts have warned.
Authorities suspect Islamist preacher Zahran Hashim of inspiring those who were behind the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, which killed more than 300 people.
Days after Sri Lanka witnessed a series of bombings which left 359 dead and hundreds of others wounded, the country’s President, Mathripala Sirisena, has asked the nation's Defence Secretary and Police Chief to resign over having failed to prevent the attacks despite having received intelligence reports warning of potential terrorist activity.
On Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by a series of coordinated bombings in churches and hotels in the capital Colombo and other cities, killing over 300 people and wounding at least 500 others.
The Sri Lanka bombing spree that rocked the island on 21 April has raised numerous questions. Speaking to Sputnik, analysts discussed what message the bloodbath had sent to the world and who could benefit from the attacks.
On Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by a series of coordinated bombings in churches and hotels in the capital of Colombo and other cities, killing over 300 people and wounding at least 500 others.
Sri Lanka’s security forces have carried out a controlled explosion after a suspicious parcel was found in a restaurant in the southern city of Katuwana, media reported on Wednesday, citing police.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of people killed in a series of deadly blasts that hit Sri Lanka on Sunday has risen to 359, Ada Derana news portal reported on Wednesday, citing police.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Indian intelligence services' early warning to Sri Lanka of a potential terror plot in the country was based on information extracted from Daesh terrorist group suspect in their custody, media reported.