15+bodies+found+from+site+of+shootout+and+explosions+in+Saindamaradu%3B6+Suicide+bombers+among+them++
Saturday, 27 April 2019 - 13:01
15 bodies found from site of shootout and explosions in Saindamaradu;6 Suicide bombers among them
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15 dead bodies have been found from the site where the shootout took place in Kalmunai - Saindamaradu area.

Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that 6 males, 3 females and 6 children were among the dead.

Also a female and a child who were injured at a nearby house has been admitted to hospital.

When Police carried out raids in the area, the group had opened fire at the Police and 3 explosions, believed to be suicides, were also reportedly heard during the operation.

Police suspect that the 6 males, may have been suicide bombers.

Security Force personnel did not suffer any harm during the raid.

A brand new van was also taken in to custody from Ninthavur and it is believed to belong to the brother in law of leader of National Thowheeth Jamath, Zaharan Hashim, who was behind last Sunday’s brutal attack.

When Police carried out raids in the area, the group had opened fire at the Police and 3 explosions, believed to be suicides, were also reportedly heard during the operation.

Meanwhile, a large stock of items used for manufacturing bombs has been found from a house in Samanthurai – Ampara.

Clothes believed to be worn by the attackers in the video that was published as well as an IS flag used as the backdrop were also found.

A cache of explosives was also seized including 150 sticks of explosive Gelignite, 100,000 ball bearings, a laptop and a drone camera.

Police curfew will be in effect in Kalmunai, Chawalakade and Samanthurai until further notice.



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