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Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings

Updated : April 23, 2019 08:27 AM IST

Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people.
International intelligence agencies had warned that the little-known group, National Thowfeek Jamaath, was planning attacks, but word apparently didn't reach the prime minister's office until after the massacre.
Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings

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