Terrorists ‘continue plotting attacks’ on Sri Lanka tourist spots, US State Dept warns
Terrorists in Sri Lanka might strike again, the US State Department has warned in its latest travel advisory update, asking Americans to exercise extreme caution following the Easter Sunday bombings which killed almost 300 people.
“Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations,” the State Department said.
Possible terrorist targets may also include crowded places such as transportation hubs, markets and shopping malls, in addition to hotels, clubs, restaurants and places of worship. Americans in the country are also being asked to stay clear of parks, major sporting and cultural events.
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At least 290 people were killed in a series of coordinated blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, while close to 500 people were injured. Sri Lankan authorities continue to hunt for those associated with the attacks. While no group has claimed the responsibility for the atrocity, authorities have already detained at least 24 suspects in connection with the investigation.
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