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Sri Lanka blasts: Mahinda Rajapaksa says no need for India to send NSG troops, blames president, PM for inaction against terror groups
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Sri Lanka blasts: Mahinda Rajapaksa says no need for India to send NSG troops, blames president, PM for inaction against terror groups

Mahinda Rajapaksa said India has been helpful after the attacks in Sri Lanka, but there is no need for the NSG to come in.

Sri Lanka bans two Islamist groups suspected to be behind Easter Sunday attacks; ringleader's family wounded during military raid
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Sri Lanka bans two Islamist groups suspected to be behind Easter Sunday attacks; ringleader's family wounded during military raid

Nearly 10,000 soldiers have been deployed across Sri Lanka to carry out searches and boost security since the bombings in three churches and four hotels, most of which were in the capital Colombo.

Sri Lanka attacks: Thankful for information provided by India, 'unfortunate' that we could not act on it, Ranil Wickremesinghe tells DD News
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Sri Lanka attacks: Thankful for information provided by India, 'unfortunate' that we could not act on it, Ranil Wickremesinghe tells DD News

Ranil Wickremesinghe added that the two countries have been exchanging information for "some time" and that further discussions are on.

Sri Lanka's defence secretary resigns over Easter attack, PM Wickremesinghe says police targeting sleeper cells
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Sri Lanka's defence secretary resigns over Easter attack, PM Wickremesinghe says police targeting sleeper cells

Facing public criticism for not acting against Islamist extremist groups in the island nation, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said some of the suspected attackers responsible for the Easter bombings were being monitored by the country's intelligence services.

Sri Lanka blasts: Island nation's Parliament meets over new Emergency regulations; experts term set of rules 'draconian'
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Sri Lanka blasts: Island nation's Parliament meets over new Emergency regulations; experts term set of rules 'draconian'

Addressing the blame game that has ensued since the day the attacks took place, MP Kumara Welgama noted that all 225 ministers should take responsibility.

Sri Lanka blasts expose flaws in organisational culture of country's security apparatus, its complacency in face of jihadist terror
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Sri Lanka blasts expose flaws in organisational culture of country's security apparatus, its complacency in face of jihadist terror

The changing nature of global terrorism, transnational organised crimes and cyber-sabotage continue to pose serious security threats to all littoral states in the Indian Ocean region.

'We should know what the world lost': Victims of Sri Lanka attacks include celebrity chef, ASOS billionaire's children, honeymooners
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'We should know what the world lost': Victims of Sri Lanka attacks include celebrity chef, ASOS billionaire's children, honeymooners

More than 350 people are now known to have died in a horrifying series of attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lankan top officials deliberately withheld intelligence information on Easter attacks, minister tells Parliament
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Sri Lankan top officials deliberately withheld intelligence information on Easter attacks, minister tells Parliament

Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, the leader of parliament said on Wednesday

Sri Lanka blasts: President Maithripala Sirisena says he was not informed about intelligence warnings on deadly bombings
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Sri Lanka blasts: President Maithripala Sirisena says he was not informed about intelligence warnings on deadly bombings

President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena said he was not informed about the intelligence warnings ahead of the blasts at churches and hotels that killed over 350 people.

SriLankan Airlines will fly out bodies of foreign nationals killed in series of explosions on Easter Sunday, says spokesperson
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SriLankan Airlines will fly out bodies of foreign nationals killed in series of explosions on Easter Sunday, says spokesperson

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera released the toll count in Sri Lanka blasts, which rose to 359, but did not give a breakdown of casualties from the three churches and four hotels hit by suicide bombers. The additional deaths were the result of the wounded dying of their injuries. At least 500 people were injured in the attacks.

Sri Lanka blasts: Toll rises to 359; Ranil Wickremesinghe says claims of Islamic State link to suicide bomb attacks being probed
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Sri Lanka blasts: Toll rises to 359; Ranil Wickremesinghe says claims of Islamic State link to suicide bomb attacks being probed

Nearly 60 people have been detained since the Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, which ripped through high-end hotels and churches packed with Easter worshippers in the capital Colombo and beyond.

Islamic State releases photos of eight attackers involved in Sri Lanka blasts, but names only seven of them
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Islamic State releases photos of eight attackers involved in Sri Lanka blasts, but names only seven of them

Hours after the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday that killed 321 people, the terror outfit released a photo of eight suicide bombers involved in the attacks

Islamic State has killed 68 US-backed fighters in eastern Syria through suicide bomb attacks, claims monitor
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Islamic State has killed 68 US-backed fighters in eastern Syria through suicide bomb attacks, claims monitor

The Islamic State group has killed at least 68 US-backed fighters battling to oust the jihadists from their eastern Syria holdout of Hajin, a war monitor said on Saturday.

Twin suicide blasts in Nigeria leave 31 dead, scores injured; Boko Haram militants suspected behind attack
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Twin suicide blasts in Nigeria leave 31 dead, scores injured; Boko Haram militants suspected behind attack

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader said.

Twin attacks hit south Iraq: 10 more bodies found; death toll rises to 84
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Twin attacks hit south Iraq: 10 more bodies found; death toll rises to 84

Gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least 84 people in southern Iraq in the deadliest attack by the Islamic State group since it lost second city Mosul, according to a new toll released on Friday

Nigeria: 19 killed, 23 wounded by Boko Haram suicide bombers in Maiduguri
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Nigeria: 19 killed, 23 wounded by Boko Haram suicide bombers in Maiduguri

Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria said on Wednesday. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency.

Two policemen feared dead after suicide bombers attack police headquarters in Afghanistan
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Two policemen feared dead after suicide bombers attack police headquarters in Afghanistan

Dozens of people were killed or wounded when as many as five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

Pakistan: Security forces kill four suicide bombers attempting attack on Peshawar mosque
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Pakistan: Security forces kill four suicide bombers attempting attack on Peshawar mosque

"Security forces surrounded the attackers and killed all of them," the Pakistan army said in a statement.

Suicide blasts hit Medina, two other Saudi Arabia cities, four security personnel killed
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Suicide blasts hit Medina, two other Saudi Arabia cities, four security personnel killed

Three suicide bombers struck in Saudi Arabia in a rare incidence of multiple attacks in the kingdom where the Islamic State group has previously staged attacks.

Istanbul attack as it happened: 38 killed, 147 injured by suspected IS suicide bombers
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Istanbul attack as it happened: 38 killed, 147 injured by suspected IS suicide bombers

Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Tuesday, killing at least 36 people