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

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’

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