Sri Lanka says deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Colombo were carried out by the local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath

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"The U.S. Navy and Sri Lankan Navy jointly agreed to conclude the Cooperation Afloat and Readiness Training (CARAT) exercise due to the attacks.We fully support our Sri Lankan partners during this tragic situation and offer our deepest condolences" Pentagon spox @davidweastburn
A State Department official confirms at least 4 U.S. citizens were killed in the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.
Earlier today, ISIS-linked chat groups distributed pics allegedly of "the commando brothers in Sri Lanka," noting the ISIS-affiliated banner behind them. The source of the pictures is unclear, though they were not issued through official ISIS outlets.
There's been a phone call between @POTUS and @RW_UNP about the SriLankaAttacks, according to @hogangidley45.
The initial intelligence indications are the group responsible for the attacks in Sri Lanka was inspired by ISIS, a US official directly familiar with the initial US assessment tells @barbarastarrcnn. The official said at least four US citizens killed.
Absolute chaos right near St Anthony's in Colombo. Another bomb just went off. Very loud. Rocked the ground here. Not clear if controllled. No one expected it though.
Colombo: Site of another bomb blast; seems like detonated by bomb disposal units6 month ago
Colombo: Site of another bomb blast; seems like detonated by bomb disposal units
Bomb just went off in front of @ChannelNewsAsia team. SriLanka Colombo
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Sri Lanka says deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Colombo were carried out by the local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath
The Sri Lankan government: The bombings were carried out with the help of an international terrorist network
The number of people who died in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka has risen sharply to 290, police say.
On Easter Sunday, at least 8 coordinated bombing attacks struck Sri Lanka, targeting churches and hotels — At least 207 people are dead and 450 others wounded — 7 people have been detained in connection with the attacks
"At this time we are not aware of any current, credible or active threat domestically," says @DHSMcAleenan in statement on Sri Lanka Attacks. "Regardless, the Department is doing all it can to protect the homeland from potential violent extremists."
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the blasts as "cowardly" and said the government was working to "contain the situation"
9 foreigners among those who dead in Colombo - Colombo Hospital
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25 dead, 150 injured in five bomb blasts across three churches and two hotels in Sri Lanka
Explosion reported at Sri Lanka. 6 explosions reported - Police: Kochikade Church, Katuwapitiya Church, Shangri La hotel, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Kingsbury Church, A church in Batticaloa in Sri Lanka
Two more explosions reported at Shangri-la and Cinnamon Grand Hotels in Colombo.
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Germany: 39 y/o man from Sri Lanka arrested in southern Germany on suspicion of membership in the foreign terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and murder: federal prosecutor general. Suspect allegedly was involved in 2005 murder of LKA foreign minister.
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