The peace that Sri Lankans had earned after decades of civil war was shattered by a wave of attacks by extremists.
Sacred structures have become the repeated scenes of trauma from Iraq, New Zealand, France to Sri Lanka.
At least 290 people were killed in coordinated attacks on churches and hotels in the South Asian island state on Sunday morning.
The parallels between Daesh and violent white ultranationalists should inspire everyone to be vigilant against a rising tide of far-right terrorism and the mainstream narratives that enable it.
Afghan defence ministry sources said a suicide car bomber struck a military base, followed by an assault by Taliban militants who opened fire on Afghan forces at the army post in eastern Maidan Wardak province, killing over 100 security personnel.
Car bombing kills four security members and eight civilians as Taliban attack convoy of country's main intelligence agency in Paghman district west of capital Kabul, officials say.
A suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 68 people, officials said, as an uptick in violence across the country dampens hopes for peace talks and elections.
A Surabaya police spokesman said police arrested 13 suspects over the two suicide bombings carried out by two families, after conducting raids in Surabaya and its neighbouring cities of Malang and Pasuruan.
Suicide bombers struck a police vehicle and a security checkpoint in separate attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing six police and wounding 15 members of the security forces.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside the building in Kabul, killing at least 63 and injuring more than 100 others. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.
A suicide car bomb which exploded in Police District Nine of Kabul has killed at least three civilians and injured several others, Afghan officials say.
A suicide bomber, Saudi-born Syrian Nabil Fadli, killed the tourists when he blew himself up in Istanbul on January 12, 2016. Two Syrians and a Turkish national were found guilty for their role in the attack.
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