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27 Apr 2019

Fifteen dead after Sri Lanka police raid suspected terrorist safehouse

Correspondent

Fifteen people have died, including six children, after a security operation in Eastern Sri Lanka.

Troops raided a suspected safe-house in the town of Sainthamaruthu, close to the home town of the alleged ring-leader behind last weekend’s attacks.

Gunmen opened fire on security forces, before three men detonated explosives. Sri Lankans fear further attacks.

The President estimates that well over 100 Islamic State-linked suspects remain at large. Sunday Masses have been cancelled indefinitely and numerous curfews remain in place.

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