Mosque, shops attacked in anti-Muslim Sri Lanka riots Mar 09, 2018 0 45 12345 AFPColomboSri Lankan police said petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque on Thursday as hundreds of troops patrolled a troubled central district where anti-Muslim violence has left three people dead.Muslim-owned businesses were set on fire and vandalised in several parts of Sri Lanka, police said, days after an island-wide state of emergency was imposed to curb riots in Kandy.Armoured vehicles and heavily-armed troops fortified the hill district, where internet services remain suspended and an evening curfew is in place.The government ordered the internet blackout after police discovered mobs of Sinhalese rioters were using social media to coordinate attacks on Muslim establishments. More than 200 homes, businesses and vehicles have been torched in three days of violence by mobs from the mainly Buddhist Sinhalese majority. A 24-hour curfew was imposed on Wednesday afternoon after a hand grenade exploded in the hands of an attacker, killing him and wounding 11 others, officials said. The day-time curfew was eased following a calm night but tensions remain high in the tourist hotspot and schools shuttered. But in Kuruvita, 125 kilometres (78 miles) south of Kandy, police said petrol bombs were lobbed at a mosque. Little damage was inflicted and three suspects are being pursued.In Weligama, 240 kilometres south of Kandy, a Muslim-owned business was attacked, police said, while Muslim establishments were pelted with stones in at least two other locations outside Kandy. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US museum strips Myanmar's Suu Kyi of rights award Mar 09, 2018 0 348 Climber recounts terrible choice on Pakistan's 'killer' mountain Mar 09, 2018 0 68 Chess victories win 'Queens of Karachi' confidence, freedom Mar 09, 2018 0 57 20 Pakistani Taliban killed in Afghanistan as drone hits camp Reuters PESHAWAR A suspected US drone strike on a training camp in an isolated part of Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar on Wednesday killed more than 20 Pakistani Taliban preparing to launch suicide attacks .. Chess victories win 'Queens of Karachi' confidence Thomson Reuters Foundation KARACHI Peering at the chess board from behind her spectacles, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Maleeha Ali deftly put her opponent's king in checkmate, winning her third victory in a .. 'Afghanistan polling stations under threat' Kabul About a quarter of Afghanistan's polling stations face security risks, electoral officials said on Thursday, four months before the war-torn country is set to hold long-delayed parliamentary and local .. Pakistani activist expected home after 14 months ISLAMABAD A Pakistani activist who mysteriously disappeared in January last year has now contacted his family and is expected to return home soon, his brother said on Thursday. Social activist Samar Abbas disappeared ..