Sri Lanka Says Hardline Buddhist Groups Likely Behind Anti-Muslim Attacks

Sri Lanka said on Wednesday hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings by Islamist militants. The April 21 attacks, claimed by Islamic State, targeted churches and hotels, killing more than 250 people and fueling fears of a backlash against the nation's minority Muslims. In the anti-Muslim unrest that started Sunday, mobs moved through towns in Sri Lanka's northwest, ransacking...

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