Qatar Amir sends condolences to Sri Lankan president

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Qatar Amir sends condolences to Sri Lankan president

The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani on Sunday sent a cable of condolences to Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on the victims of explosions that targeted churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

The Amir condemned the horrific crime, stressing Qatar’s firm rejection of violence and terrorism regardless of the motives or reasons. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Qatar’s shock over the heinous and horrific crime. It stressed Qatar’s full rejection of targeting places of worship and intimidating people.

 

Sri Lanka attacks: Death toll soars to 290

The death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday.

Police said that 24 people have been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks.

About 500 people are injured and dozens of foreigners are among the dead.

The country is in shock after the Easter Sunday bombings, the deadliest violence since the end of the civil war in 2009.

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