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Buildings damaged in unrest as Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew

14 May 2019
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2019-05-14 14:33

Several buildings were left damaged in Sri Lanka on Monday amid attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses. The flare-up is the worst violence in the three weeks since Sri Lankan Islamist bombers blew themselves up in four hotels and three churches, killing more than 250 people.

Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a man was beaten in the Christian-majority town of Chilaw on the west coast on Sunday in a dispute that started on Facebook. Police imposed a nationwide curfew from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

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