Sri Lanka Attacks: Photos Of Suspects That Killed Nearly 250, Revealed

Sri Lanka Attacks: Photos Of Suspects That Killed Nearly 250, Revealed

Sri Lanka Attacks: Photos Of Suspects That Killed Nearly 250, Revealed

New Delhi: The photo of six suspects, which includes three women have been released by Sri Lanka. The suspects are wanted for their alleged involvement in the deadly Easter attacks that killed nearly 250 people. Police have intensified search and arrested 16 people, taking the number of those in custody to 76.

Around Nine suicide bombers which are believed to be the members of local terror group called National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.

On Thursday, the cops had released the names and pictures of the suspects and sought information regarding them from public.

Many of the arrested people have suspected links to the NTJ, the group blamed for the bombings. However, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks and identified suicide bombers who carried  out the devastating blasts.

Authorities have deployed thousands of troops to help police carry out search operations.

Over 5,000 army personnel have been deployed around the country.

"During the last 24 hours, there have been no major incidents. We have deployed over 6,300 troops. This includes 1,000 from the Airforce and 600 from the Navy," military spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said.

A minor explosion happened behind the magistrate's court in Pugoda, 40 Kms north of Colombo. The police said that the explosion occurred in a garbage dump and that there were no injuries. A probe has been launched to ascertain the cause.

Search operations of suspected properties, arrests and detention of people and to place road blocks for such operations have been facilitated by the newly-enforced emergency regulations.

The regulations were adopted without a vote in Parliament on Wednesday.

The curfew will be imposed at 10 PM.

The head of the local catholic church, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has asked all churches to stop masses 
The Sri Lankan government, on Wednesday admitted that "major" intelligence lapses led to the horrific coordinated attacks.