Sri Lankan police officers holding an Islamic State flag recovered from an alleged militant hideout in Kalmunai, eastern Sri Lanka, on Friday. Photo: AP

Islamic State claims three militants who blew themselves up in Sri Lanka raid

  • Churches closed on Sunday – one weeks after devastating bombings – so country’s Christians watch televised mass in their homes
Topic |   Sri Lanka bombings

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Sri Lankan police officers holding an Islamic State flag recovered from an alleged militant hideout in Kalmunai, eastern Sri Lanka, on Friday. Photo: AP
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Mourners react during a mass burial of victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka bombings: investigators probe global terror links as IS claims responsibility and death toll climbs to 321

  • President Maithripala Sirisena said intelligence agencies had reported that ‘international organisations [were] behind these acts of local terrorists’
  • State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said the bombings could have been retaliation for the mosque shootings in New Zealand last month
Topic |   Sri Lanka

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Mourners react during a mass burial of victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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