Bombings

A Sri Lankan catholic priest stands near broken glass in front St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. Priests have allowed journalists inside St. Anthony's Church in Sri Lanka for the first time since it was targeted in a series of Islamic State-claimed suicide bombings that killed over 250 people. Broken glass littered the sanctuary's damaged pews and blood stained the floor. Shoes left by panicked worshippers remained in the darkened church, and broken bottles of holy water lay on the floor. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
April 26, 2019 - 12:53 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as fear of more attacks plagued the island nation after the deadly suicide bombings...
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FILE - This undated, file photo provided on April 9, 2019, by the Fire Department of New York shows firefighter Christopher Slutman. The 15-year member of the Fire Department was among three American service members killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Monday, April 8. (Fire Department of New York via AP, File)
April 26, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan is being honored by mourners from across the country at his funeral in New York City, where he also was a decorated firefighter. The flag-draped casket of Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman was taken Friday from a...
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A Muslim volunteer assigned to spot unfamiliar visitors looks at a man ahead of Friday prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. Religious leaders cancelled large public gatherings amid warnings of more attacks, along with retaliatory sectarian violence in Sri Lanka though some still held communal Friday prayers at mosques. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 26, 2019 - 10:33 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At 12:10 p.m. Friday, men and boys in a Muslim neighborhood in Sri Lanka's capital did something everyone had warned them not to do: They came together to pray. Hundreds gathered at the Masjidus Salam Jumma mosque for their communal Friday prayers, one of many mosques that...
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FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, left, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe attend a special session held to mark the country's seventieth anniversary of the first parliament of democracy, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
April 26, 2019 - 10:17 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hour by hour the death toll from Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombing attacks climbed. And then on Thursday it sharply dropped. Sri Lankan authorities drastically revised the number of people killed in the near-simultaneous blasts at churches and luxury hotels in and around...
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A Muslim volunteer assigned to spot unfamiliar visitors looks at a man ahead of Friday prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. Religious leaders cancelled large public gatherings amid warnings of more attacks, along with retaliatory sectarian violence in Sri Lanka though some still held communal Friday prayers at mosques. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 26, 2019 - 9:42 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At 12:10 p.m. Friday, men and boys in a Muslim neighborhood in Sri Lanka's capital did something everyone had warned them not to do: They came together to pray. Hundreds gathered at the Masjidus Salam Jumma mosque for their communal Friday prayers, one of many mosques that...
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FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, left, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe attend a special session held to mark the country's seventieth anniversary of the first parliament of democracy, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
April 26, 2019 - 8:29 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hour by hour the death toll from Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombing attacks climbed. The number of bombings and suspects also rose. A government block on most social media added to the confusion about the scope of the coordinated suicide bombings in and around the capital,...
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A man reads a newspaper as air force officers stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 26, 2019 - 4:36 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 1:45 p.m. An official Sri Lanka police Twitter account has been deleted after it misidentified an American human rights activist as a suspected Sri Lankan serial bomber, causing a social media furor. The...
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Muslim men gather outside a mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. Sri Lanka’s president has appealed to the island nation not to view its minority Muslim community as terrorists in the wake of Easter Sunday attacks that officials say were carried out by a local Muslim extremist group.. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 26, 2019 - 4:20 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out a series of Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, one of six hotels and churches targeted in the attacks that killed at least 250 people, officials said Friday...
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A man reads a newspaper as air force officers stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 26, 2019 - 2:49 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Some mosques in Sri Lanka are holding communal Friday prayers despite the potential for attacks after the Easter suicide bombings. At 12:10 p.m., the call to prayer echoed through the Masjidus...
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Muslim men gather outside a mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. Sri Lanka’s president has appealed to the island nation not to view its minority Muslim community as terrorists in the wake of Easter Sunday attacks that officials say were carried out by a local Muslim extremist group.. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 26, 2019 - 2:14 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out a series of Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, one of six hotels and churches targeted in the attacks that killed at least 250 people, officials said Friday...
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