• Chief May 7, 2019

    All Directly Involved in Sri Lanka Attacks Dead or Arrested, Police Say

    Two bomb experts were among the suicide attackers who struck churches and hotels on Easter in Sri Lanka and all those directly involved in the bombings are either dead or under arrest, police said. Acting police chief C.D. Wickramaratne also said in a statement late Monday that explosives the Islamic State-linked group stacked for use in more attacks have been...

  • leader Apr 28, 2019

    ISIS Claims 3 Militants Who Blew Up During Sri Lanka Raid

    Sri Lanka’s Catholics on Sunday awoke preparing to celebrate Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, prepared for services that would be carried on TV, an extraordinary...

  • Twitter Apr 26, 2019

    Sri Lanka Catholics Cancel Sunday Masses After Bombing

    Catholic churches in Sri Lanka canceled all Sunday Masses until further notice over fears of more attacks from Islamic State-linked extremists, and the military said its soldiers in the eastern part of the country exchanged gunfire Friday night with suspects believed linked to the Easter bombings. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith told journalists that church officials had seen a leaked security document...

  • Associated Press Apr 25, 2019

    As Sri Lanka Mourns, ISIS Claims Easter Bombings

    As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the attackers, while the country’s prime minister warned that several suspects armed with explosives are still at large. Another top government official said the suicide bombings at the churches, hotels and...

  • China Apr 23, 2019

    Sri Lanka Military Gets Special Powers After Deadly Bombings

    Sri Lanka’s president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group blamed for the bloodshed. The suicide bombings struck three churches and three luxury hotels Sunday in...

  • Associated Press Apr 22, 2019

    Sri Lanka Gov't Was Warned About Bombing Threats: Officials

    An extremist group had threatened bombings in Sri Lanka before explosions killed more than 250 people there on Easter Sunday, according to the health minister. he said intergovernmental strife was to blame for the lack of response.

  • NBC News Apr 22, 2019

    Easter Sunday Bomb Blasts Kill More Than 200 in Sri Lanka

    Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka’s deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the blasts as a terrorist attack by religious extremists, and police said 13 suspects...

  • NBC News May 2, 2017

    Preakness 2016: 5 New Horses to Watch

    Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will face a slew of new challengers in the Preakness next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

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