‘Active planning underway’: Sri Lankan officials and U.S. diplomat warn of more attacks by militant group

LWAO7WDLKMI6TJTNVAWT6PMW2USource: The Washington Post

More than a week after devastating bombings in Sri Lanka, a government minister and a U.S. diplomat warned that the group that carried out the attacks could launch further strikes.

Rajitha Senaratne, Sri Lanka’s health minister, told reporters Tuesday that he and seven other ministers were identified as possible targets of additional attacks. He said he stayed home Sunday and Monday on the advice of his security personnel.

The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina Teplitz, said more attacks may be in the planning stages. “We certainly have reason to believe that the active attack group has not been fully rendered inactive,” Teplitz said in an interview with the Reuters news agency. “We do believe that there is active planning underway.”

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