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Colombo explosions

NIA conducts raids in TN over suspected links with Sri Lanka church attackers

Raids were conducted by a team of NIA sleuths at seven places in Coimbatore.

Jun 12, 2019, 13:41 PM IST

Sri Lanka lifts ban on social media, security remains tight

Several social media sites had been blocked to prevent the spread of fake news in the aftermath of multiple explosions in the country on Easter.

Apr 30, 2019, 12:26 PM IST

Sri Lankan intelligence receives inputs of attacks on Buddhist temples by female bombers

Sri Lankan authorities say that there was one woman among the nine bombers who carried out the country's worst terror attack, killing 253 people and injuring over 500 others. 

Apr 29, 2019, 13:42 PM IST

Two wanted suspects arrested in connection with Sri Lanka blasts

The duo has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigations.

Apr 28, 2019, 14:08 PM IST

Father, two brothers of Sri Lanka suicide bombings mastermind killed: Report

Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their father Mohamed Hashim, who were seen in a video circulating on social media calling for all-out war against non believers, were among 15 killed.

Apr 28, 2019, 13:55 PM IST

One week since Easter explosions, Sri Lanka deals with trauma and terror

One of the worst attacks in Sri Lanka's history has prompted one of the most stringent security counter measures in the island nation in the week after.

Apr 28, 2019, 06:35 AM IST

Controlled explosion done on suspicious motorbike in Sri Lanka's Colombo

Moments later, news agency ANI quoted Sri Lanka's Defence Minister, Ruwan Wijewardene saying that the Special Task Force (STF) detected a suspicious motorbike and had approached it.

Apr 24, 2019, 11:56 AM IST

Death toll climbs to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings: Police

Forty persons, including the driver of a van allegedly used by the suicide bombers, have been arrested so far in connection.

 

Apr 24, 2019, 11:05 AM IST

IS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka blasts, releases photo of suicide bombers

According to IS, the attacks were carried out by Abu Ubaida, Abu al-Mukhtar, Abu Khalil, Abu Hamza, Abu al-Barra, Abu Muhammad and Abu Abdullah.

Apr 23, 2019, 23:43 PM IST

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

At least 321 people were killed and about 500 people wounded in the attack.

Apr 23, 2019, 16:24 PM IST

40 arrested in Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka which killed over 300

The Sri Lankan police made 16 more arrests during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of arrested suspects to 40.

Apr 23, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

Two more Indians killed in Easter blasts in Sri Lanka, toll goes up to 10

Among the Indians killed in the deadly blast there were four Janata Dal (Secular) workers from Karnataka, who were on a visit to Sri Lanka, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Monday in Bengaluru.

Apr 23, 2019, 13:55 PM IST

Sri Lanka police arrests 40 suspects; death toll climbs to 310

The suicide bombings struck three churches and three luxury hotels Sunday in the island nation's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war ended in 2009. 

 

Apr 23, 2019, 10:37 AM IST

Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks

Questions over why the intelligence report warning was not acted upon could feed into a feud between Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and the president. 

Apr 22, 2019, 23:04 PM IST

Blast in van near church in Colombo when officials were defusing bomb: Witness

An explosion went off on Monday in a van near a church in Sri Lankan capital Colombo when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse the bomb, Reuters reported quoting an eyewitness.

Apr 22, 2019, 17:23 PM IST

Sri Lankan police find 87 bomb detonators at Colombo's main bus stand: Spokesman

The detonators were found just a day after suicide bombers targeted churches and hotels in Colombo killing at least 290 people and injuring about 500.

Apr 22, 2019, 16:40 PM IST

Indian Coast Guard on high alert at maritime boundary with Sri Lanka: Report

 Ships and maritime surveillance aircraft Dornier have reportedly been deployed with the primary objective of ensuring that the suicide bombers responsible for the explosions are unable to escape from Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, 2019, 15:16 PM IST

All suicide bombers in Sunday's attacks are believed to be Sri Lankan nationals: Minister

Minister Rajitha Senaratne has said the National Tawheed Jamath outfit is suspected to be have organised and coordinated the attacks.

Apr 22, 2019, 14:42 PM IST

Death toll in Sri Lanka serial blasts rises to 290

The death toll could possibly rise even further with many of the injured in a serious condition.

Apr 22, 2019, 08:52 AM IST

Security personnel detect IED near Colombo's international airport

Even as 13 suspects have been arrested in connection with explosions on Easter, the threat of more explosive devices in and around Colombo remains.

Apr 22, 2019, 08:44 AM IST