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Israel warns nationals against travel to Sri Lanka

April 25, 2019 at 7:31 pm

Security forces secure the area around the St. Anthony’s Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 21 April, 2019 [Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency]

Israel on Thursday warned its citizens against travelling to Sri Lanka following the recent spate of terrorist attacks in that country, Anadolu Agency reports.

In a “level-two” travel advisory, Israel’s Counter-terrorism Bureau warned of the “high possibility” of fresh terrorist attacks in the South Asian island nation.

According to a statement released by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, the travel advisory will be reevaluated in line with security-related developments.

On Easter Sunday, 359 people were killed when eight separate locations — both inside and outside Sri Lankan capital Colombo — were rocked by explosions.

The bombings targeted Christian churches in the cities of Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa, along with three upscale hotels in the capital.

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