Sri Lankan authorities confirm 9 suicide bombers in Sunday attacks

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-24 15:39:27|Editor: xuxin
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COLOMBO, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Investigations by Sri Lankan police have confirmed that nine suicide bombers were involved in Sunday's attacks, eight of whom have been identified, State Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Wednesday.

The leader of a local extremist group that carried out the bombings was one of the suicide bombers, the minister told a press conference.

Wijewardene said so far 60 suspects had been arrested over the explosions and 32 of them had been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department.

He said massive hunts were continuing to nab more suspects and vowed to bring the situation under control in the coming few days.