Sri Lanka and its citizens are heavily heartbroken due to the recent attacks in churches and hotels this Easter, people were enjoying the Easter celebrations and were busy in holy rituals and bombings caught down on their joys, killing around 290 people from all ages and making almost a 500 injured.
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The bombings are believed to be done by a terrorist based Islamic organization known as The week Jammat, a local terrorist militant group that claims to do Jihad and possesses a terrorist mindset and low morals.
Almost 7 members of these were involved in bombings and Police caught almost 13 persons with the suspect of being involved either in bombings or in connection with the groups which carried out the attack, Sri Lanka attacks.
“These attacks appear to be quite different and look as if they came right out of the ISIS, Al Qaeda, global militant jihadist playbook, as these are attacks fomenting religious hatred by attacking multiple churches on a high religious holiday,”
Anne Speckhard, the director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, told the Times.
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All of the bombers were Sri Lankan citizens, but authorities suspect foreign links, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said at a news conference. The suspects are claimed to have links or connections to the higher mafia and are of great magnitude and terrorist psychology.
Six blasts, with a brief period of time between exploding, took place in the morning at the shrine and the Cinnamon Grand, Shangri-La and Kingsbury hotels in Colombo, as well as at two churches outside Colombo.
Two more blasts occurred a few hours later outside Colombo — one at a guesthouse, the other near an overpass.
Officials claim that they were warned about the attacks and had a fore-warning about the attacks which were likely to happen but ignored the warnings due to the happiness which prevails around the ceremony of Easter.
Investigations are taking place to find out the reasons behind not paying heed to the possibility of attacks and ultimately ending up in vain.