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Sri Lanka: Dead in crackdown on Islamists

The police in Sri Lanka is solid against suspected Islamists. In the night shot, several people were killed. In one house, 15 suspected IS supporters died - apparently by suicide.

After several explosions in one of the police surrounded a house in the East of Sri Lanka, 15 bodies have been discovered, including women and children. The house in the coastal town of Sainthamaruthu, it should be charged in the course of an Anti-terrorism RAID by security forces, as it came to be, according to a police spokesperson, to the detonations.

Three explosions in the house

The building was the speaker, late on Friday evening (local time) of units of the police and the army have been surrounded. Due to the use of investigations following the devastating attacks of Easter Sunday. The security forces were fired upon, according to the out of the house. Shortly afterwards it came into the building to at least three explosions. "We've found searched the building and 15 bodies, twelve of them in the house and three in front of it," said the spokesman.

suspect The police that the explosions go back to one or several suicide bombers, who blew themselves up in front of the access of the security forces, even in the air. A child and a woman were injured have been taken to the hospital.

The security forces at several places against the Islamists.

IS-flags in the case of a further RAID

found a Few hours before, among other things, several explosives vests, Material for making bombs and a drone had been found in a few kilometers away in a residential house in the case of suspected Islamists, the police announced. In addition, a flag of the terrorist organization "Islamic state" (IS) and clothing had been found, want to see in an alleged video of the assassin.

Seven young Muslims were arrested in the RAID in the village of Sammanthurai. Also in the capital Colombo, the police arrested in the vicinity of a railway station, three men, one kilogram of explosives was found.

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