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Afghanistan: Bomb blasts killed at least 69 and wounded 50 more during Friday prayers at a mosque.

Tanzania: At least 60 people were killed and scores more wounded in a fuel tanker explosion

A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including women and children


7/27/1996: In Atlanta, Georgia, the XXVI Summer Olympiad is disrupted by the explosion of a nail-laden pipe bomb in Centennial Olympic Park killing 2 and wounding over 100




7/22/1916: A Preparedness Day parade held in San Francisco to celebrate United States’ entrance into World War I, is disrupted by the explosion of a suitcase bomb, which kills 10 bystanders and wounds 40 more.


A “brand-new type of terrorism:” At least 290 people are now known to have died in a coordinated attack on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.



luxury hotels and churches across Sri Lanka were bombed with at least 140 dead and about 600 injured.


Here’s the full list of blast sites reported so far:
  • St Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade
  • St Sebastian’s Church, Negombo
  • Zion Church, Batticaloa
  • Cinnamon Grand, Colombo
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
  • The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo
  • Near Dehiwala Zoo in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
  • A house in Mahawila Gardens, Dematagoda

“…….Christianity is a minority religion in Sri Lanka, accounting for less than 10% of the total population of 21.4 million.

According to census data, 70.2% of Sri Lankans identify as Buddhist, 12% Hindu, 9.7% Muslim, and 7.4% Christian.
It is estimated that 82% of Sri Lankan Christians are Roman Catholic……”

Up to six explosions have been reported at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians celebrate Easter. Twenty possibly dead and at least 160 wounded



              Locator Map for Sri Lanka

“… least 80 people had been admitted to hospital in the capital, Colombo…….”


4/19/1995: A massive truck bomb explodes outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma killing more than 160 people, injuring more than 500 and trapping dozens more in the rubble.


Aerial view of the aftermath of truck bombing of the Aflred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City in April 1995.

Credit:   FBI


4/18/1983: The U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is almost completely destroyed by a car-bomb explosion that kills 63 people, including the suicide bomber and 17 Americans.



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