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Identities Of Some Of Sri Lanka Suicide Bombers Revealed

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Identities Of Some Of Sri Lanka Suicide Bombers Revealed

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On April 24th and 25th, the identities of some of the suicide bombers from the Sri Lanka terror attacks were revealed.

ISIS ‘Amaq News Agency, following their statement claiming responsibility for the attacks, published two more statements. The statement says that 1,000 people were killed or injured in the orchestrated assault. That statement highlighted the fact that Christians were the intended target, as they are supposedly at war with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s enterprise. The statement also provides the aliases for several of the bombers.

The third statement included a photograph of the alleged attackers.

Identities Of Some Of Sri Lanka Suicide Bombers Revealed

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Two of them were members of a prominent and wealthy family in Colombo, according to sources cited by CNN.

The brothers, Imsath Ahmed Ibrahim and Ilham Ahmed Ibrahim were two of the suicide bombers. Their father, Mohamed Ibrahim, is the founder of Colombo-based Ishana Exports, which describes itself on its website as the “largest exporter of spices from Sri Lanka since 2006.”

Mohamed Ibrahim was one of the people arrested following the attacks, according to the sources.

At a press conference on April 24th, Sri Lanka’s State Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said that those responsible for the attacks on Easter Sunday were well educated, from upper-middle class families, and financially independent. That was a “worrying factor,” he said.

British Security forces identified another attacker as Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, saying that he studied in the southeast of England from 2006 to 2007.

Wijewardene, the state defense minister, said investigators believe one of the bombers had studied in the UK and was a postgraduate student in Australia before returning to Sri Lanka.

Shiral Lakthilaka, an adviser to Sri Lanka’s President, identified one of the men who blew himself up at the Shangri-La hotel as Inshan Seelavan, and described him as the “mastermind” of the attacks.

Other unnamed officials, cited by CNN, claimed that Zahran Hashim was a key figure in the attacks.

Hilmy Ahamed, vice president of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka as well as Reyyaz Salley, chairman of Colombo’s Dewatagaha Mosque, said that they had attempted to warn authorities about Hashim, who could be seen on a photograph and in a video released by ISIS ‘Amaq News Agency.

Identities Of Some Of Sri Lanka Suicide Bombers Revealed

On April 23, a video released by ISIS showed 8 men purported to be the Sri Lankan attackers pledging allegiance to the terror group. All of the men have their hands placed together and are masked, except one. That man, identified as Zahran Hashim is the alleged leader. Click to see full-size image

“We reported him to national intelligence about three years ago,” Ahamed said, adding he had taken DVDs of Hashim’s preachings to show officials. “At the end of 2018, in December, when we had this crisis where some youth damaged Buddhist statues, we went back again to intelligence and gave them all the info we had on him and told them they should try to catch him.”

Separately, Ruwan Gunasekera, Sri Lankan National police spokesperson said that the Criminal Investigation Department had raided 5 safe houses connected with terrorists in the following areas: Negombo, Dehiwala, Sharikamulla Panadura, Colpetty Colombo 3, Wattala.

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in an interview with CNN said that some of the suspected attackers were under surveillance by the country’s intelligence services. There was not “sufficient” evidence to put the suspected attackers in custody prior to the attacks, Wickremesinghe said.

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena asked for the resignation of one of the country’s defense ministers Hemasiri Fernando and the Inspector General of the Police Pujith Jayasundara.

The victims of the suicide bombings reached 359 on April 25th. More than 500 were injured.

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  • You can call me Al

    ” There was not “sufficient” evidence to put the suspected attackers in custody prior to the attacks”, Wickremesinghe said.

    As if the Sri Lankan authorities needed sufficient proof ….!!!

  • Ed

    They wanted to target Christians so they chose a country where Christianity is the minority religion?! And since when was Sri Lanka part of the US-Led Coalition anyway?! And overstating the number of dead/wounded AGAIN?!! I’m calling bullshit on this!!

  • newshole

    Saudi Wahabbism inspires yet another attack.

    Obama, Trump, Cameron, May: let’s sell Saudi’s yet more weapons. Even nuclear technology.

    BiBi: Thank you for the Golan Heights. Now go get me Iran.

    Trump: yes, Master

    • cristi cristikosk

      make israel great again..

  • Harsha

    today afternoon SL police special task force found suicide vests, half million of metal balls used for suicide bombs and other things that used for making suicide bombs.

  • Harsha

    Breaking news:Gunfire between Sri Lankan security forces and Islamic terrorists in Muslim majority province of eastern part of the country.