(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Nepal, Ishwar Pokhrel said that recent bombing attacks in Sri Lanka signalled that a new type of terrorism threat has arrived in South Asia.
The Minister said so while addressing a seminar titled ‘Dialogues on Public Security: Countering Terrorism’ organised by Nepal Army in Kathmandu.
“We have witnessed terrorist attacks on innocent civilians in many parts of the world and we have been saddened by those attacks. The Easter Sunday bombing attacks this April in Sri Lanka sent a clear and strong message that a new type of terrorism threat has arrived in South Asia,” he said at the presence of Ministers, Foreign Diplomats, and Top Military Officers.
In April, multiple terror attacks struck Churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka killing at least 250 people and injuring hundreds of others.