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Sri Lanka church bombing

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  2. SCAW12

    SCAW12 Occasional commenter

  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    137 dead now. Just awful.
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    AFP now reporting 156 dead...
  5. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Reports of a 7th explosion are coming in.
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Seems to be religious extremists... if the government minister is to be believed.
  7. annie2010

    annie2010 Occasional commenter

    Absolutely appalling and heartbreaking.
    Thoughts and prayers with the bereaved and injured.
    blueskydreaming likes this.
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    8th blast... suicide bombing claiming 3 people's lives.
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    7 arrests... 207 dead...
  10. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Over 400 injured too.
  11. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

  12. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    A 6 foot pipe bomb found at the airport in time before it went off. It's just horrible.
  13. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    It's easy to be a Christian in the West. Elsewhere, not so much.
    George_Randle likes this.
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    290 dead now.

    No one group yet identified as the perpetrators but the BBC is reporting:
  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I watched this yesterday... it was an interesting discussion.

    Alice K, George_Randle and artboyusa like this.
  16. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Still no organisation claiming responsibility?

    Still no idea of who is responsible for this!
  17. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    The Government are blaming a Muslim group, National Thoweed Jamath, but have yet to provide evidence. Given most of the conflict in Sri Lanka has been between the Buddhist (70%) majority and the Muslim minority, I'm rather puzzled as to why Christian groups were targeted like this. No doubt further details will be provided once available.
  18. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

  19. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I thought it was mainly between Sinhalese and Tamils.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
  20. George_Randle

    George_Randle Established commenter

    artboyusa and JL48 like this.

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