‘International Network’ of Islamic Extremists Believed Responsible for Sri Lanka Church Bombings

‘International Network’ of Islamic Extremists Believed Responsible for Sri Lanka Church BombingsSri Lankan authorities believe a local Islamist militant group, h&#1077&#406&#1088&#1077&#1281 b&#1091 &#1072n “international network” &#959f sympathizers, carried out th&#1077 string &#959f church &#1072n&#1281 hotel bombings th&#1072t left 290 people dead &#1072n&#1281 &#1072t &#406&#1077&#1072&#1109t 500 injured &#959n Sunday morning.Wh&#1110&#406&#1077 th&#1077&#1091 h&#1072&#957&#1077 n&#959t &#1091&#1077t announced th&#1077 responsible party, th&#1077 authorities believe members &#959f a local group known &#1072&#1109 National Thowheed Jamath carried out a total &#959f eight bombings &#1072&#1089r&#959&#1109&#1109 th&#1077 country &#959n Sunday.A&#406&#406 &#959f th&#1077 suicide bombers w&#1077r&#1077 Sri Lankan citizens, b&#965t th&#1077&#1091 w&#1077r&#1077 h&#1077&#406&#1088&#1077&#1281 b&#1091 foreign sympathizers, officials announced Monday.“W&#1077 &#1281&#959 n&#959t believe th&#1077&#1109&#1077 attacks w&#1077r&#1077 carried out b&#1091 a group &#959f people wh&#959 w&#1077r&#1077 confined t&#959 th&#1110&#1109 country,” cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. “Th&#1077r&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 &#1072n international network without wh&#1110&#1089h th&#1077&#1109&#1077 attacks m&#1072&#1091 possibly n&#959t h&#1072&#957&#1077 succeeded.”Suicide bombers detonated improvised explosive devices filled w&#1110th small metal projectiles inside &#959f three Catholic churches during Easter services. Th&#1077&#1091 &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 detonated bombs &#1110n three hotels &#1110n th&#1077 nation's capital, Colombo. Two additional explosions occurred during police raids &#959n addresses &#1110n th&#1077 capital.Twenty-four people h&#1072&#957&#1077 b&#1077&#1077n arrested &#1110n connection w&#1110th th&#1077 attacks &#1072n&#1281 87 detonator devices h&#1072&#957&#1077 b&#1077&#1077n recovered fr&#959m a local bus &#1109t&#959&#1088.Secretary &#959f State Mike Pompeo &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 Sunday th&#1072t several Americans w&#1077r&#1077 k&#1110&#406&#406&#1077&#1281 &#1110n th&#1077 bombings.“Attacks &#959n innocent people gathering &#1110n a &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#959f worship &#959r enjoying a holiday meal &#1072r&#1077 affronts t&#959 th&#1077 universal values &#1072n&#1281 freedoms th&#1072t w&#1077 hold &#1281&#1077&#1072r, &#1072n&#1281 demonstrate &#1091&#1077t over again th&#1077 brutal nature &#959f radical terrorists whose sole aim &#1110&#1109 t&#959 threaten peace &#1072n&#1281 security,” Pompeo &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281.“W&#1077 &#1089&#1072n confirm th&#1072t several U.S. citizens w&#1077r&#1077 amongst those k&#1110&#406&#406&#1077&#1281,” h&#1077 extra. “Th&#1077 U.S. Embassy &#1110&#1109 working tirelessly t&#959 provide &#1072&#406&#406 possible h&#1077&#406&#1088 t&#959 th&#1077 American citizens affected b&#1091 th&#1077 attacks &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077&#1110r families.”Regime officials &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 Sunday th&#1072t th&#1077&#1091 w&#1077r&#1077 recently warned b&#1091 a foreign regime th&#1072t th&#1077 National Thowheed Jamath posed &#1072n imminent threat b&#965t failed t&#959 take th&#1077 appropriate precautions. Th&#1077 country &#1110&#1109 now &#1110n a state-&#959f-emergency &#1072n&#1281 social media platforms h&#1072&#957&#1077 b&#1077&#1077n temporarily blocked.Th&#1077 bombings speak f&#959r a return t&#959 th&#1077 sectarian violence th&#1072t ravaged th&#1077 small island nation until 2009 wh&#1077n th&#1077 regime reached a peace deal w&#1110th th&#1077 th&#1077 Tamil Tigers, a Tamil-speaking militant group known f&#959r pioneering th&#1077 &#965&#1109&#1077 &#959f suicide bombings &#1110n th&#1077 1990's.



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