Muslims Among Those Killed in Nice Attack

Rabat – After a lorry ploughed into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in Nice on Thursday night, the Guardian reported that many Muslims were among the victims of the presumed terrorist attack.Iranian journalist Maryam Violette spoke with the outlet as the gravity of the attack become clear. “There were so many Muslim people who were victims because I could see they had scarves over their head and some were speaking Arabic,” she recounted. “One family lost a mother, and in Arabic they were saying she’s a martyr.”At least three Moroccans were killed. This attack follows a spate of violence across the Arab world this summer. Although the West often focuses on violence in Europe and the United States, the Islamic State and the terrorism it inspires have killed far more Muslims than non-Muslims .This attack in Nice, a popular tourist destination for Arabs , continues the Islamic State’s pattern of Muslim-on-Muslim violence. read more

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Low pressure near Sri Lanka develops into a depression

Showers or thundershowers will occur most parts of the island. The low pressure area in the vicinity of Sri Lanka has developed in to a depression and is expected to develop further and move away from the island along the southern coast.Heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas can be expected further in the deep and shallow sea areas around the island and heavy rains and gusty strong winds (about 60-70) kmph over the island, the Department of Meteorology said this evening. Heavy falls (above 100 mm) can be expected at some places elsewhere.There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. (Colombo Gazette) Very heavy falls (above 150mm) can be expected at some places in the Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and Uva provinces. read more

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