Sri Lanka blasts: Prior warnings ignored by intelligence agency

2019-06-07 14:32
Heavily-armed Sri Lankan soldiers. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi, AFP)

Heavily-armed Sri Lankan soldiers. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi, AFP)

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Sri Lankan officials investigating the Easter Sunday bombings say repeated warnings were ignored, including one just before the attacks took place.

More than 250 people were killed in the coordinated blasts, which have been blamed on a local group linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).

Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.

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