People leave their houses in fear as the military try to defuse a suspicious van in Colombo. Photo: Reuters

Sri Lanka suicide blasts: Islamic extremist group blamed for attack as government admits intelligence failings

  • The government received several warnings about a terror attack by the domestic Islamic extremist group National Thowfeek Jamaath (NTJ), but did not act on them
  • A minister said the NTJ was believed to have carried out the attacks with the assistance of ‘an international network’
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People leave their houses in fear as the military try to defuse a suspicious van in Colombo. Photo: Reuters
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