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2 Saudis among Victims of Sri Lanka Bombings

2 Saudis among Victims of Sri Lanka Bombings

Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 - 09:45
A police officer inspects the explosion area at Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. (Reuters)

Two Saudi nationals were among the victims of the weekend’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, announced the Kingdom’s embassy in the country.

It identified the victims as Ahmed Zein al-Jaafari and Hani Majed Othman.

They were part of a ten-member Saudi Airlines staff that was in Sri Lanka following a flight to the country, it explained.

Director of the airline, Saleh al-Jasser, offered his condolences to the families of the victims.

The series of suicide attacks in Colombo on Easter Sunday targeted three churches and four luxury hotels that killed 290 people and wounded about 500.

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