Colombo, April 24: The death toll in Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bomb attacks has risen to 359 & amidst nationwide search operations to nab the perpetrators of the country’s worst terror attack several people were arrested in connection with the attack.
The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the devastating Easter blasts in Sri Lanka and identified the suicide bombers who were involved in the attacks. Seven suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday
It said that the search operations were carried out during Tuesday night’s curfew hours in different parts of the country. Police arrested scores of people with their suspected links to the National Thowheeth Jamath, the group which officials beleive carried out the bombings.
Over 10 people have been arrested from the Muslim minority concentrated areas of Aluthgama and Beruwela, south of Colombo. Further six were arrested at Katuwapitiya in the western coastal area where the bombed St Sebastian’s Church is located.