Sibylline Insight Series

Sibylline Podcast - Sri Lanka - Easter Sunday Attack Triggers State of Emergency and Could Ignite Religious Tensions

April 25, 2019
On 21 April, suicide bombers killed at least 359 people and injured more than 500 at churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. The government has said that a local Islamist group carried out the attacks with the assistance of foreign jihadists, while Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility.
Key points include:
  • Who may have been behind the attacks
  • Possible motivations for the bombings
  • Potential local and regional security implications following the attacks

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