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Australia warns more terror attacks ‘likely’ in Sri Lanka

SYDNEY, Australia on Thursday warned more terror

attacks were likely in Sri Lanka, cautioning citizens against visiting the

island nation following the Easter Sunday bombing that claimed 253 lives.

Terrorists are likely to carry out further attacks in Sri Lanka, the

foreign ministry warned in its latest travel advice.

Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by

foreigners, it said.

Canberra advised Australians to reconsider your need to travel to Sri

Lanka, following similar warnings from Britain, the Netherlands and the

United States since the April 21 bombings.

The US State Department has warned that terrorist groups continue

plotting possible attacks, with targets including tourist locations, places

of worship and airports.

An Australian mother and her 10yearold daughter were among those killed

in the series of bomb blasts that targeted tourists and Christian

worshippers.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australian counterterrorism police

would assist Sri Lankan authorities with their investigation.

Tensions remain high in Sri Lanka and a curfew has been put in place across

the island, with authorities still in a desperate search for suspects.

Authorities on Thursday revised down the death toll by more than 100 to

253, admitting some of the badly mutilated bodies had been erroneously

doublecounted.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)