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Sri Lankans urged to avoid mosques, churches amid fears of more attacks

Updated : April 26, 2019 11:39 AM IST

Muslims in Sri Lanka were urged to pray at home on Friday and not attend mosques or churches after the State Intelligence Services warned of possible car bomb attacks, amid fears of retaliatory violence for the bombings that killed 253 people.

A soldier stands guard at St. Anthony's Shrine during heavy rain, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
A soldier stands guard at St. Anthony's Shrine during heavy rain, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
A man crosses a street during heavy rain near the security cordon surrounding St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
A man crosses a street during heavy rain near the security cordon surrounding St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
People come to the site of a mass burial to pay their respects to victims of a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, in Negombo. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)
People come to the site of a mass burial to pay their respects to victims of a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, in Negombo. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)
A woman comes to the site of a mass burial to pay her respects to victims of a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, in Negombo. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)
A woman comes to the site of a mass burial to pay her respects to victims of a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, in Negombo. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)
Soldiers stand guard outside the Grand Mosque in Negombo. (REUTERS)
Soldiers stand guard outside the Grand Mosque in Negombo. (REUTERS)
The Grand Mosque in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (REUTERS)
The Grand Mosque in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (REUTERS)
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