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Trumps calls Sri Lanka as FBI assists investigations

US President Donald Trump called Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today, as reports arrive that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is assisting with investigations.

Trump “pledged United States support to Sri Lanka in bringing the perpetrators to justice, and the leaders re-affirmed their commitment to the fight against global terrorism,” according to a White House statement.

The statement added that “the near simultaneous attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels constitute one of the deadliest terrorist events since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States”.

Meanwhile CNN reports that the FBI “is helping Sri Lanka’s authorities as they investigate Sunday’s bomb blasts, according to an FBI spokesperson”.

At least 290 people have now been confirmed killed and 500 injured.

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