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Antal dræbte og sårede efter terroren mod kirker og hoteller på Sri Lanka har steget radikalt: Det meldes om 138 dræbte og 400 sårede.
Politiet sændte ud en advarsel om at kirker kunne bli angrebet, men ser ikke ud til at have taget advarselen alvorlig.
Sri Lanka’s police chief made a nationwide alert 10 days before Sunday’s bomb attacks in the country that suicide bombers planned to target “prominent churches,” according to the warning seen by AFP.
“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, which was sent by police chief Pujuth Jayasundara to top officers.
The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that came to notice last year when it was linked to the vandalization of Buddhist statues.