Over 60 suspects detained over Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-11 18:16:09|Editor: Xiaoxia
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COLOMBO, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Over 60 suspects were detained while 167 suspects remained in custody over the Easter Sunday terror explosions in Sri Lanka which killed over 250 people and injured over 500 on April 21, local media reports quoting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said here Thursday.

Speaking in Parliament, Wickremesinghe said legal action will be taken against all suspects who were connected to the nine suicide attacks which targeted churches and luxury hotels and there was information that those arrested had direct or indirect connections with the bombings.

Meanwhile, 99 people were also in custody over suspicion for having links with the terrorists.

Wickremesinghe said security forces were continuing with their search operations and investigations were ongoing.

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