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Analyst: Sri Lanka Bombings One of Most Deadly Terror Strikes Since 9/11

military man patrols exterior of sri lankan destroyed church on easter 2019
Sri Lankan security forces secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade on April 21, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

By    |   Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:00 PM

A stunning Easter Sunday church bombing attack that killed more than 200 in Sri Lanka is likely one of the most deadly terrorist strikes since 9/ll, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen said Sunday.

In remarks on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Bergen said the bomb attacks on churches and hotels was “puzzling,” and agreed with Zakaria that it seemed to reflect what has been said of terrorism: “that you want a few people dead and a lot of people watching.”

“9/11 was the kind of exemplar of that… the most watched event in human history, arguably,” he said. “And a lot of people died. So yes, this is kind of what we have seen since 9/11.

“This is probably one of the most lethal terrorist operations since 9/11 with 207 dead and the number will rise with 560 injured or wounded,” he continued. “But… no demand.

Bergen said there could be a claim of responsibility from ISIS, and that he expects the terrorist organization to say “something about this in the next 24 hours or so,”

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A stunning Easter Sunday church bombing attack that killed more than 200 in Sri Lanka is likely one of the most deadly terrorist strikes since 9/ll, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen said Sunday.In remarks on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," ...
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