Sri Lanka bombings ringleader died in hotel attack, president says

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The alleged ringleader behind Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings was killed in the attacks, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

Mr Sirisena said Zahran Hashim, a radical preacher, died at the Shangri-La hotel in the capital, Colombo.

He said Hashim led the attack on the popular tourist hotel, accompanied by a second bomber identified as “Ilham”.

At least 250 people died in the wave of bombings on Sunday, which targeted churches and hotels in Colombo.

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