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Sri Lanka's anti-Muslim riots claim first death after Easter suicide bombings; country-wide curfew imposed

Firstpost Tuesday, 14 May 2019
A Muslim man was slashed to death in Sri Lanka Monday, police said after imposing a nationwide curfew to contain a violent new backlash against Easter suicide bombings. The 45-year-old man died shortly after admission to a hospital in Puttalam district during anti-Muslim rioting which began Sunday in the area, a police official told AFP.
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Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide curfew following a spate of crimes against Muslims in the wake of the Easter bombings.

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