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Pictured: The aftermath following an explosion at St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 21 April 2019 +22
Damage after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church +22
 
Sri Lankan soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo on Easter Sunday this morning +22
 
The country's Prime Minister has called an emergency security council meeting after the bombings, a source said (pictured: Outside Colombo) +22
 The country's Prime Minister has called an emergency security council meeting after the bombings, a source said (pictured: Outside Colombo)
 
Sri Lankan police stand at the site of an explosion at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo after bomb blasts on Easter Sunday +22
 
The three hotels hit were the Shangri-La Colombo, Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo and the Cinnamon Grand Colombo +22
 
Prime Minister Theresa May today tweeted: 'The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time. We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to practise their faith in fear. 
 
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said he was shocked by the explosions and appealed for calm.
 
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe wrote on Twitter: 'I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today.
 
'I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong. Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.'
 
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said he was shocked by the attacks in Sri Lanka, tweeting: 'I'm deeply shocked and saddened by the horrifying attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka today.
 
'To target those gathered for worship on Easter Sunday is particularly wicked.
 
'My prayers are with the victims and their families, and with those assisting in the response.' 
 
 
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Pictured: An inside view of the St Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Colombo this morning +22
 
Shortly after those blasts were reported, police confirmed three hotels in the capital had also been hit, along with a church in the town of Batticalao, in the east of the country (pictured: Security forces outside St Anthony's Shrine) +22
 
Sri Lankan security officials said they were investigating. Police immediately sealed off the areas (pictured: St Anthony's Shrine) +22
 
An official at the Batticaloa hospital said 300 people had been admitted with injuries following the blast there. 
 
Local TV showed damage at the Cinnamon Grand, Shangri-La and Kingsbury hotels. 
 
The explosion ripped off the roof and knocked out doors and windows at St. Sebastian's, where people carried the wounded away from blood-stained pews, local TV footage showed.
 
Sri Lankan security officials said they were investigating. Police immediately sealed off the areas.   
 
The magnitude of the violence recalls the bombings perpetrated by the separatist Tamil Tigers that targeted a bank, a shopping centre, a Buddhist temple and hotels popular with tourists a decade ago.
 
No one has claimed responsibility for the latest blasts.
 
In 2009 Sri Lankan security forces defeated Tamil Tiger rebels who had fought to create an independent homeland for the country's ethnic minority Tamils.
 
The UN initially estimated the death toll from 26 years of fighting to be about 100,000 but a UN experts' panel later said some 45,000 ethnic Tamils may have been killed in the last months of the fighting alone.
 
According to reports, Sri Lanka's police chief made a nationwide alert 10 days before Sunday's bomb attacks in the country that suicide bombers planned to hit 'prominent churches'.
 
Police chief Pujuth Jayasundara sent an intelligence warning to top officers on April 11 setting out the threat.
 
'A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama'ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo,' said the alert.
 
The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that came to notice last year when it was linked to the vandalisation of Buddhist statues.    
 
The first explosions were reported at St Anthony's Church in Colombo and St Sebastian's in the town of Negombo just outside the capital +22
 
Debris is seen at St Anthony's church after explosions hit churches and hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday +22
 
Pictured: A woman is helped near St Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo. At least 160 people injured in the St Anthony's blast had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital by mid-morning, an official said +22
 
Police officers inspect the scene after a explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Colombo +22
Ambulances are seen outside the church premises with gathered people and security personnel +22
Left: Police officers inspect the scene after a explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Colombo. Right: Ambulances are seen outside the church premises with gathered people and security personnel
 
Two of the blasts were suspected to have been carried out by suicide bombers, according to one security official +22
 
The country's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, condemned the 'cowardly' attacks after calling an emergency security council meeting, a source said.  
 
At least 160 people were injured in the St Anthony's blast had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital by mid-morning, an official said.
 
'A bomb attack to our church, please come and help if your family members are there,' read a post in English on the Facebook page of the St Sebastian's Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo.
 
 
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Shortly after those blasts were reported, police confirmed three hotels in the capital had also been hit, along with a church in the town of Batticalao, in the east of the country.
 
Photos circulating on social media showed the roof of one church had been almost blown off in the blast.
 
The floor was littered with a mixture of roof tiles, splintered wood and blood.
Several people could be seen covered in blood, with some trying to help those with more serious injuries.
 
Only around six percent of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka is Catholic, but the religion is seen as a unifying force because it includes people from both the Tamil and majority Sinhalese ethnic groups.
 
St Anthony's Shrine and the three hotels where the blasts took place are in Colombo, and are frequented by foreign tourists. 
 
The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka has condemned 'evil attacks'.
 
James Dauris said he was in Colombo with his family at a church service which was cut short by the attacks.
 
He tweeted: 'Our prayers for the victims of these evil attacks, and for their families. Our thoughts are with the medical staff, police and all involved in the response.' 
 
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner wrote: 'Shocked and saddened by news of church and hotel bombings in Sri Lanka. Profound condolences to those who suffered in this terrorist attack, another attack on innocent people, truly awful news.'
 
Her Labour colleague Mary Creagh posted on Twitter: 'Sickening #EasterSunday #SriLanka terrorist attacks on churches & hotels. Terrible to target Christians celebrating our greatest feast day. My prayers are with victims, their families & everyone caught up in this cruel violence.'
 
Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley, wrote: 'To target Christians on this their most sacred day is evil. Sending love to Sri Lankans caught in this terror.'
 
Brexit minister James Cleverly wrote: 'Sad and shocking news from Sri Lanka. My thoughts are with the Sri Lankan community both here in the UK and around the world and to those who have lost friends or family in these terrible attacks.'
 
A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: 'We are aware of reports of a number of explosions in Sri Lanka, including Colombo, and we are urgently seeking information from the local authorities.
 
'British nationals in Sri Lanka should follow the instructions of the local authorities and check FCO travel advice for updates.'
 
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan wrote: 'Strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday resulting in precious lives lost & hundreds injured. 
 
'My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief.'
 
Prime Minister of India Chowkidar Narendra Modi said: 'Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka.
 
'My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured.'
 
Blasts come amid rising religious tension between Buddhists, Muslims and Christians
The Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are the latest flashpoint amid ongoing religious tensions in the island nation. 
 
Sri Lanka has long been divided between the majority Sinhalese, who are overwhelmingly Buddhist, and minority Tamils who are Hindu, Muslim and Christian. 
 
The country remains deeply scarred by its 1983-2009 civil war, when Tamil rebels fought to create an independent homeland.  
 
The rebels were eventually crushed but a religious divide has taken hold in recent years. 
 
A Christian group said there had been 86 cases of discrimination, threats and violence against followers of Jesus last year, with another 26 so far this year. 
 
The U.S. State Department warned in a 2018 report that Christians had been pressured to close places of worship after they were deemed 'unauthorised gatherings'.
 
The report also said Buddhist monks regularly tried to close down Christian and Muslim places of worship.   
 
There have also been attacks on Muslims, with the government forced to declare a state of emergency amid a spate of anti-Muslim rioting. 
 
Hard-line Buddhist groups accuse Muslims of forcing people to convert and destroying sacred Buddhist sites. 
 
One radical Muslim group, the NTJ, has been linked to the vandalisation of Buddhist statues and has also reportedly plotted to attack Christian churches. 
 
Out of Sri Lanka's total population of around 22million, 70 percent are Buddhist, 13 per cent Hindu, 10 per cent Muslim, and seven per cent Christian, according to the country's 2012 census.   

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Five Britons including two joint US citizens are among 207 dead in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday terror attacks targeting Christians: TV chef and daughter also named as victims of suicide bombers who hit churches and five-star hotels
At least 207 people have been killed and 450 wounded after eight explosions rocked hotels and churches
The blasts, mostly around Colombo, have killed at least 35 foreigners including Britons and Americans 
Three British nationals, and two holding dual UK-US nationality, are among the dead, Sri Lankan officials said 
Eight suspects have been arrested after Sri Lanka's worst violence since the end of its civil war in 2009 
A curfew has now been imposed in the country and a social media ban is in force to stop false information  
Eight separate explosions occurred - an initial six in three churches and hotels, followed by a further two later
One hotel manager said a suicide bomber had queued for a breakfast buffet before blowing himself up today 
A warning was issued about a possible Islamist attack on churches last week, but no-one has claimed attack  
By HENRY MARTIN and TIM STICKINGS FOR MAILONLINE and AFP
At least 207 people have died after suspected suicide bombers blew up churches and five-star hotels in an Easter Sunday terror attack in Sri Lanka. At least 35 foreigners are feared to have been killed in the attacks - including five Britons, of whom two were joint US-UK citizens.   
At least 35 foreigners are feared to have been killed in the attacks - including five Britons, of whom two were joint US-UK citizens. 
Further fatalities are said to include three Indians, two Turks, one Portuguese citizen and an unknown number of Dutch and Chinese nationals.  
At least 207 people have died after suspected suicide bombers blew up churches and five-star hotels in an Easter Sunday terror attack in Sri Lanka. 
PUBLISHED: 06:32, 21 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:00, 21 April 2019
The eight blasts today ripped through landmarks around Colombo and on Sri Lanka's east coast, targeting Christians, hotel guests and foreign tourists, leaving at least 450 people wounded, and killing three British citizens, and two UK-US dual citizens.
 
Six bombs went off in quick succession before another two blasts two hours later in Sri Lanka's worst violence since the end of its decades-long civil war in 2009. 
As details of the horror emerged today, Sri Lankan TV chef Shantha Mayadunne and her London-based daughter Nisanga were among the first victims named. 
Meanwhile a manager at the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo said the attacker had set off the horrific explosion in a packed restaurant at 8.30am, after waiting in a queue for a breakfast buffet.
At least 35 foreigners are feared to have been killed in the attacks - including five Britons, of whom two were joint US-UK citizens. 
 
Further fatalities are said to include three Indians, two Turks, one Portuguese citizen and an unknown number of Dutch and Chinese nationals.  
 
Eight suspects have been arrested, as it emerged the country's police chief had warned of an Islamic extremist plot to target 'prominent churches' just 10 days earlier, but no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.   
Sri Lanka's defence ministry has now ordered curfew with immediate effect 'until further notice' while access to social media messaging services has been shut down.   
Last photo: Shantha Mayadunne (second left) and her daughter Nisanga (right) were among the victims of the Sri Lanka bomb attacks on Sunday. The family posted this picture of their Easter breakfast at the Shangri-La hotel just before the blast there +33
Security forces inspect the St. Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade in Colombo +33
More than 400 people have been injured after the initial six near-simultaneous explosions across the country, an official said (pictured: The aftermath in one of the churches) +33
 

 
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Sri Lankan authorities warn of ‘another wave of attacks’ by ‘persons dressed in military uniforms’
Apr 29, 2019 09:41 am
Sri Lankan authorities warn of ‘another wave of attacks’ by ‘persons dressed in military uniforms’
(RT) – Sri Lankan security forces are on high alert amid warnings of more possible suicide bomb attacks in the country by assailants dressed in military fatigues using vans. “There could be another wave of attacks,” the head of the police’s ministerial security division said in a letter to politicians, senior police and security forces officials. “The relevant information further notes that persons dressed in military

uniforms and using a van could be involved in the attacks.” According to the report, seen by Reuters, the same groups behind the Easter Sunday bombings which killed over 250 people, National Thawheedh Jamaath (NTJ) and Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim, were planning to target some five locations on Sunday or Monday.

Continue reading Sri Lankan authorities warn of ‘another wave of attacks’ by ‘persons dressed in military uniforms’ at End Time Headlines.
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2019/04/sri-lankan-authorities-warn-of-another-wave-of-attacks-by-persons-dressed-in-military-uniforms/

 

 
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Terror Compound Discovered in Alabama
May 04, 2019 10:20 am
Terror Compound Discovered in Alabama
(WJLA) – A WPMI report uncovered a terrorist compound right here in Alabama. A federal search warrant WPMI obtained says this compound was similar to the terror cell’s desert compound in New Mexico that was raided last summer. Siraj Wahhaj and four others are now facing federal terrorism, kidnapping and firearms charges. The property in question is located 6 miles from downtown Tuskegee. Drone footage we shot shows what the federal search warrant described as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course”

consisting of “five-gallon buckets with chain link fencing over the top.” The search warrant says it “resembled an obstacle course similar to what the military uses to low crawl.” Agents from the FBI Mobile field office also conducted aerial surveillance and says in its search warrant that the structure on this sight was “designed” the same way as the one in New Mexico.

Continue reading Terror Compound Discovered in Alabama at End Time Headlines.
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2019/05/terror-compound-discovered-in-alabama/

 

 
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/11/isil-extremists-using-instagram-promote-jihad-incite-support/
Isil extremists using Instagram to promote jihad and incite support for terror attacks on the West 
The investigation exposes serious flaws in the ability of the social media giants to police their sites  CREDIT: REUTERS 
 Charles Hymas
11 MAY 2019 • 9:30PM
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Isil extremists are using Instagram to promote jihad and incite support for terror attacks on the West, an investigation by The Telegraph has found.
They are circumventing the platform’s security checks to post images and text celebrating the killings of “kafir” (unbelievers) accompanied by images of dead soldiers and beheadings as well as threatening terrorist atrocities on the scale of the Sri Lankan suicide bombings that claimed 253 lives.
Some posts brazenly use Isil’s logo or images of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as their profile pictures and urge followers to join jihad.
The investigation exposes serious flaws in the ability...

 

 
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Eight injured after ‘parcel bomb filled with nails, screws and bolts’ explodes in Lyon
 Lucy MiddletonFriday 24 May 2019 5:28 pm
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 Police are tending to the scene in Lyon At least eight people, including a young child, have been left injured after a ‘parcel bomb filled with nails, screws and bolts’ exploded in Lyon, France. French local officials say most of those hit suffered ‘minor injuries to the lower limbs’. The incident occurred at 5:30 PM local time. Witnesses at the scene claim the device was a self-improvised explosive, left outside bakery Brioche Doree on Victor Hugo Street. According to Le Progres, a man dropped the bag off outside the bakery and it exploded ‘two minutes later’.

The perpetrator is unknown The manager of a nearby hotel told the publication that the noise of the explosion was ‘impressive’, adding that they saw metal plates on the floor and a ‘kind of circuit board’. They said: ‘We saw a very panicked woman and a bleeding leg man taking refuge in a clothing business.’ Another witness, who lives above the bakery, said: ‘I heard the explosion, then I saw outside, several wounded people taking refuge in the pharmacy. I saw screws spilled on the floor.’ Officials say the perpetrator is unknown at this stage and emergency services are tending to the scene.


Glass can be seen on the road (Picture: @Vil1_PetitLaP1) The site has now been shut-down and a police cordon is in place. Neighbouring streets are now filling with soldiers, while several fire engines have arrived on site. French President Emmanuel Macron calling the blast an ‘attack’ during a live interview about the European Parliament elections. He confirmed there had been no fatalities and sent ‘a thought for the injured and their families’.
https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/24/six-injured-parcel-bomb-explodes-lyon-street-9688134/?ico=pushly-notifcation-small&utm_source=pushly

 

 

 
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BREAKING: Terror fears as ‘parcel bomb’ explosion injures 13 in Lyon
May 24, 2019 02:34 pm
BREAKING: Terror fears as ‘parcel bomb’ explosion injures 13 in Lyon
(Daily Star) – An alleged parcel bomb device detonated in the central Victor Hugo Area around 5.30pm local time. A man thought to be in his 30s and wearing a mask, reportedly dropped it in a suitcase outside a bakery. Cops are now hunting him and have since launched a terrorism probe, the French prosecutor has confirmed. Police have sealed off the area where the wounded are being treated –

with one of the casualties thought to be an eight-year-old girl.

Continue reading BREAKING: Terror fears as ‘parcel bomb’ explosion injures 13 in Lyon at End Time Headlines.
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2019/05/breaking-terror-fears-as-parcel-bomb-explosion-injures-13-in-lyon/

 

 
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FBI Wants Tech to Track Social Media for Criminals and Terrorists Before They Act
Aug 04, 2019 08:14 pm
FBI Wants Tech to Track Social Media for Criminals and Terrorists Before They Act
(NextGov) – The Federal Bureau of Investigations aims to acquire access to a “social media early alerting tool” that will help insiders proactively and reactively monitor how terrorist groups, foreign intelligence services, criminal organizations and other domestic threats use networking platforms to further their illegal efforts, according to a request for proposal amended this week.  “With the increased use of social media platforms by subjects of current FBI investigations and individuals that pose a threat to the United States, it is critical to obtain a service which will allow the FBI to identify relevant information from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other Social media platforms in a timely fashion,”

the agency said in the RFP.

Continue reading FBI Wants Tech to Track Social Media for Criminals and Terrorists Before They Act at End Time Headlines.
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2019/08/fbi-wants-tech-to-track-social-media-for-criminals-and-terrorists-before-they-act/

 

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