US State Department issues alert over possible additional attacks in Sri Lanka

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FILE – This Sunday, April 21, 2019, file photo shows the inside of St. Sebastian’s Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The deadly Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil […]

WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The U.S. State Department has issued a security alert for all U.S. citizens traveling to Sri Lanka.

Officials say that Sri Lankan authorities are reporting that additional attacks may occur at places of worship. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid these areas over the weekend beginning on Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28.

Citizens are also urged to remain vigilant and avoid large crowds.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance:

Last week, the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 350 people and injured hundred more.

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