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Church Groups, Mourners Plan Vigil On Boston Common For Victims Of Sri Lanka Attacks

Pakistani Christians light candles during a vigil and special prayer service for the victims of the bomb explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday. (B.K. Bangash/AP)
Pakistani Christians light candles during a vigil and special prayer service for the victims of the bomb explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday. (B.K. Bangash/AP)

Sri Lankan expat and church groups are organizing a vigil on Boston Common Thursday night to remember the victims of Sunday's terror attacks.

The organizers say in the wake of the attacks that killed more than 250 people, it's time for people of all nationalities and religions around Boston to gather and mourn.

Suicide bombers targeted three churches and three luxury hotels Easter Sunday. As the nation mourns, remembrances and vigils have been held around the world.

The Islamic State claims it was behind the bombings.

The vigil begins at the Parkman Bandstand at 6 p.m. Sri Lankan tea will be served around 7:30 p.m. after the ceremony concludes at St. Paul's Cathedral on Tremont Street.

Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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