Sri Lanka Bombings Noted Early as Islamic Terrorism

As Sri Lankans sift through the detritus from numerous bombs at churches across the country on Easter Sunday, authorities in the U.S., express disability in describing the attack as targeting Christians. (Frontpage Mag photo)

The Times of Israel – Sri Lanka’s defense minister said authorities arrested seven suspects Sunday following eight bombings targeting hotels and churches during Easter services throughout the country, killing more than 200 and wounding hundreds more.

He called it a terror attack by religious extremists. The first six blasts were triggered almost simultaneously on Sunday morning in the predominantly Buddhist south-Asian country.

Three high-end hotels and one church were hit in the capital, Colombo; another church was bombed in the city of Negumbo, just north of the capital; and a third church was bombed in Batticalao, a city on the country’s eastern coast.

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