Cyril Ramaphosa says that SA will prioritise terrorism at the UN

Cyril Ramaphosa says that SA will prioritise terrorism at the UN

- Cyril Ramaphosa says that South Africa will use its non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council to push for stronger action in combatting terrorism and extremism

- Additionally, he wished a speedy recovery to those harmed in the attacks

- 24 suspects have been arrested in connection with the bombings, but investigations are ongoing

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Cyril Ramaphosa has said that South Africa will make terrorism a priority at the UN following the recent attacks in Sri Lanka. 

The president also expressed condolences to the Sri Lankan government.

The attacks began on Sunday morning and saw explosions in both St. Anthony's Church in Kochchikade and St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo.

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The Zion Church in Batticaloa also reported an explosion, as did several hotels in the capital city of Colombo.

The attacks have left more than 300 dead and some 500 injured, according to reports. Ramaphosa wished a speedy recovery to those who had been hurt.

In response to the attacks, Ramaphosa released a public statement in which he said that South Africa would use its seat on the United Nations Security Council to fight against terrorism and extremism, according to The South African.

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The Sri Lankan government believes that the religious group, National Towheed Jamaat, is responsible for the attacks, and has launched an investigation into the incidents. So far, 24 suspects have been arrested, Briefly.co.za has gathered. 

The FBI and Interpol have also stepped in to aid the search for those responsible. One of the main goals of the investigation is to determine whether the bombers had links to any foreign terrorist organisations.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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