Main suspect in Sri Lanka attacks arrested

A 29-year-old man has been detained in connection with the April 21 attacks in Sri Lanka that left more than 250 people dead, Interpol says.

The Sri Lanka national was taken into custody in the Middle East and deported to the Indian Ocean island nation on Friday, alongside four other suspects.

The Easter Sunday suicide bombings targeted three churches, three luxury hotels and two other locations and subsequently triggered a flare-up of ethnic violence between the country’s Sinhala majority and Muslim minority.

The majority of those killed in the Easter Sunday bombings were Sinhala Catholics, and Islamist extremists later claimed responsibility for the attacks. Read more

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