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Two of the most wanted terrorists were arrested for an attack on Sri Lanka



April 28, 2019, 22:56Colombo, April 29 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan police arrested two of the six most wanted suspects in connection with the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday that killed more than 250 people and caused hundreds of injuries.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunaseker identified those who were arrested as Mohamed Iyuhaim Sadik Abdul Haq and Muhammad Iyuham Shaheed Abdul Haq, who were transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.

The two detainees were among six people, including three women who wanted, in the context of coordinated attacks by former members of National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) and Jamiatul Millathu Ibrahim (JMI).

Suspected captured by events on April 21 were arrested under the Terrorism Prevention Act.

Operations across the island country continued with the security forces deployed to support the police.

The government announced on Saturday the ban on NTJ and JMI as part of an emergency declared as a result of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lanka was the scene of eight attacks, mainly against several Catholic churches and hotels in the country, where more than 250 people died and hundreds were injured.

Six concurrent explosions covered death and horror among the people gathered to celebrate Mass on Easter Sunday. Meanwhile, four hotel facilities were shaken by barbarism, and two more detonations later appeared on the outskirts of Colombo.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe united the massacre with the fight against drugs and expressed his fear that the fatal episode will instigate instability in the South Asian nation without realizing this kind of violence for decades when civil war ended. that lasted 30 years.

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