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Standing in the queue to påskbuffén – when triggered, he the bomb
"Terrorbomberna in Sri Lanka"

"Standing in the queue to påskbuffén – when triggered, he the bomb"

"the suicide bomber queued with a plate in hand to påskbuffén at the Cinnamon Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. "

"When he arrived at the front of the queue, he the bomb."

"– It was complete chaos, " says provides to the AFP news agency. "

"the death toll is rising after the attacks on the churches and the hotels in Sri Lanka during the easter Sunday. At 17.40 ms Swedish time have at least 207 people have died and the country has issued a temporary curfew."

"at Least eight people have been arrested by the police suspected of involvement in the incidents. At Cinnamon Grand, one of the hotels that was attacked, people had gathered to eat påskbuffé. It is a restaurant's busiest days of the year. "

"Checked in the evening before the"

"In the queue to the buffet was a man who checked into the hotel the night before under the name of Mohamed legal battle Mohamed. Just before he would get food on his plate, he the bomb that was attached to his body. "

"– It was at 8.30 and it was hectic, it was families in there. He had arrived at the front of the queue when the bomb is solved, " says the manager to the AFP news agency."

"Swedish Ulrika Garcia Gomez, 53, from Gothenburg, was on his way to hotellbuffén but aborted the plan when she heard about the first bombing. She often visit the Cinnamon Grand on Sundays for their buffet. "

"– We had booked a table to meet some friends and eat påskbuffé. It was a little extra special in that it is easter, " says Ulrika Garcia Gomez, who is in Colombo. "

"the Devastation after the bomb is extensive, and several people died at the Cinnamon Grand. Parts of the självmordsbombarens body has been found on the site and taken away by the police. Hotel staff says to AFP that the address that bombmannen stated when he checked into was false. He should have said that he was in town for business."

"– One of our managers who welcomes the guests were killed immediately, " says the manager."

"Swedish Ulrika: ”Terrible”"

"– Had been there so had it not been with. It was just at the table where we usually sit as it is blown away. It is terrible, a great tragedy, " says Ulrika Garcia Gomez. "

"Except at the Cinnamon Hotel triggered the bombs in the hotels, Shangri-La, and Kingsbury, and on three churches. So far, 207 people found dead, including 30 foreign nationals. The foreign MINISTRY has no information about dead or injured swedes in the attacks. "

"Sri Lanka consists of the main island of Ceylon, and some additional smaller islands. According to the latest census, amounts to the population to 21.7 million. A majority of the lankeserna (60 per cent) are buddhists, but the inhabitants profess also to hinduism (20%), islam (10 per cent) and christianity (10 percent)."

"The last few years, the country has experienced violence with religious overtones. Last year was attacked several mosques and businesses belonging to muslims. The escalation of violence led to the government imposed curfew on one of the affected towns. People from the buddhist majority was behind the violence on the country's muslims, who were accused of wanting to tvångsansluta people to islam."

"the Country has long been characterized by a conflict between ethnic groups tamils and the sinhalese. The tamils demanded already in the 1970s, autonomy and a state of their own in the country's eastern and northern parts. An armed radical group, the LTTE), was formed to achieve tamil autonomy. The conflict was dropped up in the 1980s after the LTTE killed several sinhala soldiers."

"Decades of alternately peace and war succeeded war. After a regeringsoffensiv 2009 was declared the LTTE defeated."

"the Country has a strong presidentmakt but the handlebars are elected directly by the people in a general election. At the same time, several scandals with the ingredients as the abuse of power, corruption and electoral fraud succeeded each other through the years. The President is ago 2015 Maithripala Sirisena from the United national party (UNP)."

"Source: TT: NE, Foreign policy institutetu002FLandguiden"

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