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5 suspects in Easter bombings extradited to Sri Lanka

Jun. 14, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Five key suspects in Easter Sunday bomb attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels have been extradited from the Middle East, police said Friday. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the suspects arrived early Friday from Saudi Arabia after their arrest in an unspecified Middle...

Suicide bomber kills 9 in eastern Afghanistan

Jun. 13, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber walked up to an Afghan police vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, and detonated an explosive device that killed three police and six civilians on Thursday, said provincial health department official Shoaib Sahak. He said another 13...

Easter attack probe continues despite president's objection

Jun. 12, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan lawmaker said Wednesday that a parliamentary committee will continue questioning security and intelligence officials about lapses that preceded Easter Sunday bomb attacks by Islamic extremists, despite objections by the country's president. Jayampathi Wickramaratne...

India, Sri Lanka agree to step up anti-terrorism efforts

Jun. 9, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage Sunday to the more than 250 Sri Lankans killed in the Easter suicide bombings, and agreed with Sri Lanka's leaders to step up cooperation to combat terrorism. Modi, on his first overseas tour since being reelected this spring,...

Sri Lanka leader opposed to police attending attacks inquiry

Jun. 8, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is opposed to police testifying before a parliamentary inquiry into intelligence failures that preceded the Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people, the president's media unit said. Sirisena met with senior officers...

Sri Lanka readies laws to curb hate speech, false news

Jun. 6, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government will introduce laws to curb hate speech and false news that threaten ethnic reconciliation and national security, in the aftermath of Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people. According to a government statement, the Cabinet decided to amend the...

Muslims leave Sri Lanka govt to allow probe of terror claim

Jun. 3, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Eleven Muslim politicians resigned from top government posts in Sri Lanka on Monday, saying they wanted to enable the government to investigate allegations that some of them had links to the extremists who carried out the deadly Easter attacks. Nine Cabinet and junior ministers...

British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan after 11 years

Jun. 3, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani state-run media says British Airways has resumed flights to the South Asian country, over a decade after they were suspended in the wake of a truck bombing of a hotel in the capital, which killed dozens. Flights three times a week between London and Islamabad began Monday, just...

Bombings in Afghan capital kill 2 people, injure 2 reporters

Jun. 2, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Four explosions struck the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least two people and wounding 27 others, officials said. Among the injured were two Afghan journalists, according to a local non-governmental media organization. The first bomb hit a bus carrying university students...

Pakistan sentences 3 to 5-year in jail over terror financing

May. 31, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has sentenced three militants to five years in prison after finding them guilty of collecting funds for an outlawed group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian troops in Kashmir earlier this year. According to a statement...