الثلاثاء 09 رمضان 1440 - 12:07 بتوقيت مكة المكرمة الموافق 14-5-2019
Colombo (UNA-OIC) – Mobs attacked several mosques, torched dozens of shops and homes of Muslims in Kurunegala, some 100 km northwest of capital Colombo, on Monday, in the biggest outbreak of violence in Sri Lanka since the April 21 Easter serial bombings.
Photos and videos received by the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) showed what appeared to be deliberate sabotage and systematic attacks carried out by anti-Muslim mobs targeting Muslim shops and homes in different parts of the Kurunegala district.
Photos also showed some mosques were vandalized while others were almost fully destroyed.
Monday's incidents point to an escalation of violence targeting Sri Lanka’s Muslim community, following eight coordinated attacks on churches and hotels in the country on Easter Sunday, killing 253 people and wounding more than 500 others. Terrorist group Daesh (also known as ISIS) had later claimed responsibility for the explosions in Colombo, nearby Negombo and the Eastern city of Batticaloa.












 

 

 


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