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Monday’s Headlines: Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts hits 290; local militant group is blamed

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Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts hits 290; local militant group is blamed
A Sri Lankan official said the National Thowheed Jama’ath, a local extremist group, was behind the attacks, adding that the militants likely had international assistance. Authorities raised the death toll to 290 and said more than 500 people have been injured.
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