Country holds national day of mourning as questions swirl as to whether attacks were preventable

This from the Guardian’s South Asia correspondent, who is in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Police in Colombo have issued an alerts warning that a van or lorry carrying explosives may currently be in the city. Security, which was already high, has been stepped up at government buildings and police stations.


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Isis has just claimed Sunday’s suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, claiming they were the work of “fighters of the Islamic State” via their Amaq news agency. The group did not provide any evidence to support the claim.

Isis just officially claimed #SriLankaAttacks via Amaq

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