Sri Lanka Bombings: A New Pattern of Transnational Terror

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The recent attacks are part of Islamic State’s global expansion through local ‘franchises.’

  • By Angshuman Choudhury and Sarral Sharma
  • The Diplomat

On Easter Sunday morning, April 21, the world witnessed one of the century’s biggest terror attacks.

The multiple suicide bombs that ripped through three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka ended the lives of at least 259 people.

As the massive death toll indicates, the attack was not an ordinary one by any measure.

The Islamic State (IS) or Daesh claimed the coordinated bombings two days later through…

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