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A file photo of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (AFP)
A file photo of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (AFP)

Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe says there is possibility of more attacks

  • Wickremesinghe acknowledged there was a prior warning, and said India's embassy was eyed as a possible target
  • The toll from the coordinated bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites now stands at 321 dead and 500 wounded

Colombo: Sri Lanka's prime minister on Tuesday warned there are more explosives and militants "out there" after Easter suicide bombings that killed over 320 people.

Ranil Wickremesinghe made the comment at a news conference, and said some officials will likely lose their jobs over intelligence lapses surrounding the attack.

Wickremesinghe acknowledged there was a prior warning, and said India's embassy was eyed as a possible target.

The toll from the coordinated bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites now stands at 321 dead and 500 wounded. He said a planned attack at a fourth hotel failed and that the leader of a local militant group blamed for the assault may have led the attacks and been killed.

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