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? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-48022760

A doctor and an ex-firefighter killed in a wave of bombings in Sri Lanka were "kindred spirits", their family said.

The couple from Manchester were among 301 victims of attacks targeting hotels and churches on Easter Sunday.

Dr Sally Bradley's family said she "was the personification of joy" and her brother, Lord Keith Bradley, described her as a "truly a bright light."

Bill Harrop was "much-loved and respected", assistant county fire officer Dave Keelan said.
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The Islamic State (IS) group may be linked to bomb blasts which killed 321 people and wounded 500 in Sri Lanka, the country's prime minister has said.

Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government believed Sunday's attacks could not have been carried out without help from terror groups abroad.

The first mass funeral was held on Tuesday as Sri Lanka marked an official day of mourning for the victims.

A state of emergency remains in effect to prevent further attacks.

Police have now detained 40 suspects in connection with the attack, all of whom were Sri Lankan nationals.

The Islamic State (IS) group claimed the attack on Tuesday via its Amaq news outlet. Sri Lanka's government has blamed the blasts on local Islamist group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ).

"This could not have been done just locally," Mr Wickremesinghe said. "There had been training given and a coordination which we are not seeing earlier."
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