After the monstrous attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka in which nearly 400 people lost their lives, the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka took immediate steps and urged its people not to visit places of worship, saying that new attacks might happen before the following weekend, according to The Hill.
The embassy tweeted on Thursday:
“Sri Lankan authorities are reporting that additional attacks may occur targeting places of worship. Avoid these areas over the weekend, starting tomorrow, April 26th through Sunday, April 28th. Continue to remain vigilant and avoid large crowds.’’
This came after one of the biggest terrorist attack committed by the Islamic State in which nine highly educated suicide bombers including one woman attacked a couple of churches and hotels and killed almost 400 people on the island. The United States lost four citizens in the attack.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on Monday, described the attacks as ‘’a horrific wave of Islamic radical terror,’’ adding that the United States will provide assistance to the government of Sri Lanka.