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Massive wave of attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka could have prepared suicide bombers of radical Muslim groups National Thowheeth located in ath (NTJ). About it reports AFP referring to local law enforcement.
Ten days before the attacks, the police chief of Sri Lanka Pujut of Jayasundara issued a warning that militants-suicide bombers can plan the attack on the Church. Information was obtained from an unnamed “foreign intelligence service”. It is noted that at least two explosions were indeed committed by suicide bombers.
NTJ — radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka, which last year became known in connection with the act of vandalism against Buddhist statues. Until now, the Association in the organization of terrorist attacks was observed.
The authorities have convened an emergency meeting with the commanders of the army, air force and Navy, reports CNN.
In Sri Lanka the morning of April 21 occurred eight explosions. According to the latest data, killing 185 people, nearly 500 wounded. Among the victims were 35 foreigners. Russian citizens among them.
The explosions took place in Colombo and its suburbs during the celebration of Easter. Three of them occurred in five-star hotels, Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury. Three more blasts in churches. The seventh explosion happened near the zoo in Dehiwala city, the latest in the area Dematagoda. The responsibility for the incident have not yet stated no organization.
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