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US ambassador: More attacks are planned in Sri Lanka

the united states think of several people linked to the islamist groups that are reported to be behind the påskdåden is still on the loose.

We have great reason to believe that the group is still active, " says ambassador Alaina Teplits in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday.

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She also says that she believes that there is an ”active planning” to carry out new attacks.

Sri Lanka in the investigation of the attacks. The U.S. ambassador does not want to give details about it.

considerable progress has been made to arrest those who are behind the attacks. But I don't think this story is over yet, " says Alaina and Teplits.

Authorities suspect that two local islamist organisations carried out the coordinated nuclear explosions generated, with outside help from an international network.

the security and the arrests of dozens of suspects in different raids then the church on easter Sunday, when 253 people died. During the Monday imposed a ban on all forms of ansiktsmaskering that can hide a person's identity.

at the same time, was lifted the ban on social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber on Tuesday. The country's cardinal also stated that the high mass next Sunday will be able to be implemented, reports AFP. In the past churches have been closed because of the risk of new attacks.

Member IS has taken on itself the attacks. On Monday emerged the IS-leader Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi in a video for the first time since July 2014. In the video tribute to al-Bagdadi suicide attacks in Sri Lanka and promises to IS to avenge the recent defeats in Syria. Al-Baghdadi calls the incidents in Sri Lanka for a ”revenge for their brothers in Baghouz”.

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