Security forces during a search operation after the deadly blasts in churches in Sri Lanka.
The deadly blasts in churches in Sri Lanka that killed and wounded hundreds on Easter Sunday is a grim reminder that evil minded people are hell bent in instilling fear in the minds of the faithfuls. Targeting places of worship is sadly becoming the new normal for such elements. But we shall overcome.
It is chilling, coming on the back of the horrendous terrorist attack in the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, but we will win. It is also a call for governments to tighten their security networks. The fight against such evil needs to be further strengthened.
Sri Lanka was peaceful for nearly a decade. We pray peace reigns once more.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which officials said were carried out by at least seven suicide bombers on three churches and four hotels. About 500 people were also wounded.
Daesh's claim, issued on its AMAQ news agency, came shortly after Sri Lanka said two domestic militant groups, with suspected links to foreign militants, were believed to have been behind the attacks at three churches and four hotels, which wounded about 500 people.
The family was stunned, grieving — and angry. They had just buried three of their own, an elderly couple and their 11-year-old grandson who were killed in their church pews Easter morning, and they lashed out at the government.
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