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PNP on its toes over Sri Lanka blasts



The Philippine National Police (PNP) will intensify its intelligence monitoring scheme, Police General Oscar Albayalde announced Monday, 22 April, after a string of blasts killed more than 200 individuals in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

According to the PNP chief, the directive stemmed from the possibility of other nations being targets of similar attacks.

He clarified, however, that they have not monitored any threat related to the incident so far.

Albayalde also expressed sympathy to Sri Lanka over the deadly explosions which happened as the world celebrated the Easter Sunday.

“The PNP extends its sympathy to the people of Sri Lanka over the death of some 200 persons and injury to several others in a series of bombing incidents on five hotels and three churches on Easter Sunday in an apparent act of terrorism,” he said.

The police chief added that the PNP condemns the “uncivil acts of violence against civilian targets that were carried out for no other purpose but to sow fear and terror.”

The series of explosions ripped through high-end hotels and churches in Sri Lanka killing 207 people, including 35 foreigners.