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How did a small, obscure and underfinanced local group carry out one of the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11? Jeffrey Gettleman, take me back to a year ago in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan government was in complete meltdown.And that raised questions, because it looked like they had known who was behind the attack from the beginning.And shortly after that, one minister in the government leaks this secret memo dated April 11 that says there was an imminent terrorist attack against Catholic churches in the works.No security is added at churches, and life goes on, until April 21. Easter Sunday, bombs explode at several churches and hotels across Sri Lanka.And the people who were killed were worshippers, many children, several dozen foreign tourists. And there were Americans, British, Australians, Indians, Chinese, Turkish all killed in these attacks. They sweep through the city, Colombo, the capital, find a safe house with weapons in it, announce that they have arrested accomplices to the attackers.The officials said nine bombers blew themselves up — eight men and one woman — including the man described as the leader of the homegrown, militant Islamist group said to have carried out the attack.• There is a danger of more bombings, officials have warned, as the police continue to find explosives.The American ambassador said investigators believed there were “ongoing terrorist plots,” and Sri Lankan officials have said they are still searching for people believed to be linked to the attacks.• The government has blamed the group National Thowheeth Jama’ath for the attacks and said it received foreign assistance.And at the same time, the Indian government, which has a pretty extensive intelligence network across South Asia and is constantly on the lookout for the rise of Islamic groups, learns about this guy.And then, in early April, India reaches out to Sri Lanka and says they have specific information: Mohammed Zaharan and his followers are planning suicide attacks across Sri Lanka at churches.On Tuesday, the Islamic State claimed its “fighters” were responsible.• Sixty people have been arrested in connection with the attacks on Easter Sunday, Ruwan Wijewardene, the country’s state minister of defense, said on Wednesday.• More than 250 people were killed, including at least 45 children, and about 500 were wounded.The victims came from more than a dozen countries, and included people worshiping at Easter services.• Sri Lankan officials said on Tuesday that the bombings may have been in retaliation for attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March.