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Sri Lankan militants set off explosives, kill 15 during raid

by Mickey McLean
Posted 4/27/19, 03:14 pm

Islamic militants linked to Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings in Sri Lanka responded to a security forces raid by setting off explosives at a house in the eastern part of the country, killing 15, including six children. The raid, which began as a gunbattle Friday night, represents an effort by officials to hunt down militants believed to remain at large after last Sunday’s coordinated bombings at churches and hotels that left more than 250 people dead.

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Church services canceled in Sri Lanka

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/26/19, 02:08 pm

UPDATE: The archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has asked parishioners to stay home Sunday for their own safety. “We don’t want repetitions,” Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith told journalists. Ranjith said Catholic officials had seen a leaked security document showing that churches continue to be a major target for possible attacks.

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‘Shaken, but not broken’

Terrorism | Christians in Sri Lanka reel from Easter attacks that underscored the reach of global terror 
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/25/19, 12:52 pm

Six days after a massive fire blazed through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a gang of suicide bombers tore through Easter morning worship services in three churches on the South Asian island of Sri Lanka.

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