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Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/sri-lanka-bombings-live-bomb-detonated-on-road-to-colombo-airport-20190422-p51g12.html

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Police in Sri Lanka say the investigation into the Easter Sunday bombings will examine reports that the intelligence community failed to detect or warn of possible suicide attacks before the violence.

The news comes as the official death toll was revised to 290 - the deadliest attack Sri Lanka has sustained since Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago.

Terrorist attacks strike Sri Lanka on Easter. The death toll is at 290.

Radical Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), is behind the attack.

National Thowheeth Jama’ath’s hand in Sri Lankan blasts suspected
https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/220419/thowheeths-hand-in-sri-lankan-blasts-suspected.html

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Bengaluru: Hours after the first six bombs tore through some of the Sri Lankan capital’s most revered Christian shrines, followed by two more, shattering a decade-long hiatus from a 30-year-long bloody campaign by the separatist Tamil Tigers, the island nation may be facing a fresh and far more virulent threat posed by a radical Muslim group in the form of the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ).

Six members of the NTJ were reportedly arrested when police homed in on one of their hideouts in the city.
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Re: Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 05:09:52 AM »
And both the silence about this from Leftists and the lack of the words "Islamic terrorists," "Catholics," "Christians," or Churches" in their underwhelming apologies and condolences (e.g. see MAObama's "tweet") tell us exactly where they stand.

It is astonishing to see such hatred of our own civilization, which has done so much to help the world throughout the last 500 years.

And we can start with the Spanish ending Aztec cannibalism in the 1500's.
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Re: Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 07:47:46 AM »
At some point the Muslims need to be put on notice, target the sacred places of non-Muslim religions and expect to have your sacred places targeted. Put Notre Dame in play and now Mecca is an option or the Dome of the Rock or where ever. See if they cherish their holy sites more than they hate those of other believers.
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Re: Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 07:11:12 PM »
Washington Student, Denver Man Among the Dead in Sri Lanka Blasts
https://www.theepochtimes.com/washington-student-denver-man-among-the-dead-in-sri-lanka-blasts_2890356.html

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A fifth-grade student at an exclusive private school in Washington, and a Denver man on a business trip were among the U.S. residents killed in the Sri Lanka Easter attacks, a media report and the man’s employer said on April 22.

Suspected suicide bombers set off explosions in at least seven churches and hotels in the capital Colombo on Easter Sunday, killing 290 people and wounding nearly 500.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “several” Americans were killed without providing a precise number.

Americans have been killed. They are Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, who is 10 years old and Dieter Kowalski.  :(
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Re: Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 07:15:10 PM »
The richest man in Denmark lost three children in Sri Lanka bombing
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-richest-man-in-denmark-lost-three-children-in-sri-lanka-bombing-2019-04-22

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Denmark’s richest man lost three of his four children in the devastating terror attacks in Sri Lanka, it emerged Monday.

Billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen, 46, the fashion tycoon behind online clothing retailer Asos, was with his family on vacation in Sri Lanka when suicide bombers struck, killing at least 290, according to The Mirror.

Three days before the attacks, Povlsen’s daughter Alma shared a family holiday photo of her siblings, Astrid, Agnes and Alfred — calling them “three little bears” — in front of a swimming pool lined by palm trees.

Billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen lost three of four children in the Sri Lankan Terrorist Bombing. They are Astrid, Agnes and Alfred. I cannot imagine the pain and grief they are going through.  :( :bawl:
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Re: Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 11:16:06 PM »
Chilling footage of Shangri-La terror attack: ISIS bombers wearing backpacks take the lift to second-floor hotel buffet before blowing themselves up in Sri Lanka atrocity 'to avenge Christchurch massacre'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6950223/ISIS-claim-responsibility-Sri-Lanka-terror-attack-police-say-Christchurch-retaliation.html

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CCTV footage has revealed the moment that two suicide bombers took a lift to the restaurant of Sri Lanka's Shangri-La hotel before they blew themselves up. 

Wearing backpacks, the two men appear to discuss their plans in the elevator on the second floor in the final moments before the Easter Sunday massacre.

The bombers then enter the Table One eatery almost unnoticed while hotel guests are having breakfast before he detonates his deadly weapon.

ISIS is behind the terrorist attack. The death toll has climbed to 321.
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Re: Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 02:16:28 PM »
Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/sri-lanka-bombings-live-bomb-detonated-on-road-to-colombo-airport-20190422-p51g12.html

Terrorist attacks strike Sri Lanka on Easter. The death toll is at 290.

Radical Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), is behind the attack.

National Thowheeth Jama’ath’s hand in Sri Lankan blasts suspected
https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/220419/thowheeths-hand-in-sri-lankan-blasts-suspected.html

Death toll is now 353. Some of the injured have since died. And Sri Lanka's prime minister has fired their security chiefs for burying their advance knowlege. Yesterday Sri Lanka's Catholic Cardinal was interviewed om CBC Radio Canada. He was pissed. Said he'd have "cancelled the entire Holy Week" if he'd only known, and none need have died.

This is all déja vu for me. Worked for Air India in the '80s. Lost my own passengers on AI Flt. 182. There are similarities. Makes me ill.

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Re: Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2019, 06:43:49 PM »
Sri Lankan Woman Loses Most of Her Family in Easter Bombings
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sri-lankan-woman-loses-most-of-her-family-in-easter-bombings_2893207.html

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NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka—Before the undertakers could move in, Anusha Kumari wrested herself away from her sisters and flung herself on the three coffins, wailing. In an instant on April 21, the 43-year-old woman was left childless and a widow when suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on churches and luxury hotels in and near Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo.

The toll was highest at St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo. Of the more than 350 people killed by the suicide bombings that the government blamed on Muslim extremists, about a third of them died at the church in the seaside fishing town while attending Easter Mass.

And perhaps no one lost more relatives than Kumari, whose daughter, son, husband, sister-in-law and two nieces were killed.

Anusha Kumari lost two children, husband, sister-in-law, and two nieces.

I cannot imagine the grief and pain.  :( :bawl:
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Re: Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 06:45:52 PM »
Sri Lanka Asks for Resignations of Top Security Officials
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sri-lanka-asks-for-resignations-of-top-security-officials_2892801.html

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president’s office said Wednesday.

It wasn’t immediately clear who would be replacing them, but President Maithripala Sirisena said during a televised speech Tuesday that he planned to change the head of the defense forces within 24 hours.

Shake up is taking place in Sri Lanka after the defense secretary and national police chief are told to resign.
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Re: Sri Lanka bombings live: Death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 06:52:34 PM »
Sri Lanka suicide bomber who studied in UK named as Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed
https://news.sky.com/story/sri-lanka-attack-suspect-who-studied-in-uk-named-11702458

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One of the suicide bombers behind the Sri Lanka suicide attacks was former UK student Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, according to security sources.

Mohamed is believed to have studied in the southeast of England at some point between 2006 and 2007 - and later did a postgraduate course in Australia, before returning to settle in Sri Lanka.

The terrorists responsible are from well to do families and are educated. They studied abroad.

One of the terrorist is Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed.
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