US Embassy issues Sri Lanka warning

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka has tweeted a warning that people should avoid “places of worship” in the island nation over the weekend because of possible extremist attacks.

The embassy in Colombo sent the tweet Thursday night after security was stepped up in the capital city and elsewhere in the country.

The tweet read: “Sri Lankan authorities are reporting that additional attacks may occur targeting places of worship. Avoid these areas over the weekend, starting tomorrow, April 26th through Sunday, April 28th. Continue to remain vigilant and avoid large crowds.”

Police on Thursday appealed to the public for information about three women and one man suspected of involvement in the Easter suicide attacks that killed over 350 people.