Bradford Holds Minute’s Silence For Sri Lanka Terror Attacks

It's to remember those affected by the attacks on Easter Sunday.

A minute’s silence will take place at 5pm today (23/4) in Bradford to respect those affected by the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.

In a statement, Bradford Council say that it’s for “those who died, those seriously injured, their loved ones and everyone caught up in and affected by the terrorist attacks”.

The service, set to take place at Centenary Square, will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Zafar Ali, and officiated by The Very Reverend Jerry Lepine Dean of Bradford Cathedral. The Bishop of Bradford, Toby Howarth will also speak at the service.

Sri Lanka says two Islamist organisations are behind the Easter Sunday bombings - which killed more than 300 people. 

The country's government also claims it was in retaliation for last month's New Zealand mosque attacks.

Funerals are beginning to take place for the victims - which include eight British nationals.

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