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Sri Lanka: Two Muslims identified as attackers in Easter jihad massacres, death toll now 165


“Two of the six attacks that rocked Sri Lanka this morning are reportedly to be have been carried out by suicide bombers. The attack at Shangri La hotel was carried out by suicide bomber Zahran Hashim, while Abu Mohammad has been identified as the attacker at the Batticalao church.”


Suicide bombers: “Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties, for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed.” (Qur’an 9:111)


Easter Sunday: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows.” (Qur’an 8:60)


“Sri Lanka Blasts LIVE: 165 Killed in Decade’s Worst Terror Attack as 6 Explosions Rock Churches, Hotels on Easter,” News18.com, April 21, 2019:


Sri Lanka Terror Attack LIVE: Six explosions ripped through Sri Lanka’s churches and popular hotels on Sunday morning, with authorities saying 165 people were feared dead. Worshippers were targeted at the Kochikade, St Sebastian and Batticaloa churches during Easter mass. The other locations are Hotel Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotel.

The blasts occurred at around 8.45am (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress in churches, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.

The death toll in the Sri Lanka terror attacks has reached 165, with more casualties expected. Hundreds others have been injured in the six serial blasts that ripped through three churches and three hotels this morning….

At least nine foreigners have been killed in the six serial blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka on Sunday morning, the police said. At least 160 people have been killed in the blasts across Sri Lanka….

Two of the six attacks that rocked Sri Lanka this morning are reportedly to be have been carried out by suicide bombers. The attack at Shangri La hotel was carried out by suicide bomber Zahran Hashim, while Abu Mohammad has been identified as the attacker at the Batticalao church….


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