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Series Of Security Operations In Sri Lanka. Clashes And Suspect Detentions Reported (Video)

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Series Of Security Operations In Sri Lanka. Clashes And Suspect Detentions Reported (Video)

Sri Lankan officials inspect St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, after multiple explosions targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019, (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

Heavy clashes erupted in the coastal town of Sammanthurai on April 26, when Sri Lanka security forces raided a suspected bomb factory linked to the recent Easter Sunday bombings.

Citing a military spokesman, Sky News reported that an explosion rocked the area and when officers went to investigate they were fired upon. Later more explosions were heard. The Police believe that some of the suspects may have blown themselves up.

Earlier, a joint force of Sri Lanka army, police and Special Task Force (STF) uncovered a hideout in Sammanthurai. Explosive materials, a large amount of fuel, a small drone and an ISIS flag were found there.

Seven suspects, who are believed to be linked to the terrorist attacks, were also apprehended in two separate security operations in the towns of Dharga and Kilinochchi.

More than two hundreds pf civilians were reportedly killed in the bombings, which targeted the St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo, St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, the Zion Church in Batticaloa as well as the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury five-star hotels.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks few days later and released a photo of the suicide bombers. Infamous radical scholar, Zahran Hashim, was among the attackers.

Sri Lankan authorities are currently searching for 140 suspects thought to have links with the terror group. It remains unclear how many of these suspects have been arrested so far.

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Ed

The religion of peace. Fuck you Islam. Your days are now well and truly numbered.

meridius

Agree. Fuck Islam! Primitive believes.

Andrei

Can you actually believe how, evil some people are??? It destroys the meaning of life…
To kill people for the sake of a belief???… this people when they get caught , they should thought how beautiful is to live a life in PEACE… but still in the end I will like to pull triger and blow his brains out.. he kill to many people to be forgiven, he disregards life itself..

Andrei

Can wee please stop stop insulting other religions,
This people they have no disregard for religion they commit crimes for their own purposes for financial gains, and power

Andrei

They have no religion, at all..they are delusional…..

Harsha

what a logic …. until then their religion was Religion of Peace.but after that … LOL.

Harsha

An explosives store in the Samanthurai area in Ampara was found by the police April 26th afternoon.

According to information received by the Negombo Intelligence Unit of the Negombo Intelligence Unit this armory has been found.

The police suspect that the explosives store is a part of the Jamaat National organisation(still not recognized as terrorist group in Sri Lanka) .

The explosives ware was found in the possession of a large stock of improvised explosives, high explosives, iron balls, detonators, gelignite and batteries.

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Harsha

Breaking News: 15 people dead after series of suicide blasts in Eastern province yesterday. according to police spokesperson there are women,children among them.blast occurred in the house that terrorists hidden.some of then blasted outside of the house.there was Shootout between terrorists and security forces.

Harsha

here some photos of recent incident .one of death terrorist with his weapon.
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Harsha

ISIS linked National Thowheed Jamath organisation’s headquarter in Eastern province of Sri Lanka.

HQ in 2015 and 2019
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