Who were the nine suicide bombers who on Sunday took at least 250 lives in Sri Lanka and put the island in a skräcktillstånd still entrenched?
Much is yet unclear as the sri lankan authorities have not yet gone out with the identity of the suicide bombers. In addition, there is still the hunt for people who may be related to the incidents. Basically every day is arrested new suspects and explosives found. The threat of the new world, hanging as a cloud over the inhabitants of Sri Lanka. The united states that helps with the investigation, warned as late as Tuesday for the new attacks.
will, however, be new details and the picture that emerges of the suicide bombers is that they come from fairly controlled circumstances, often with a standard of living high above the average in Sri Lanka.
– most of them are well educated and belong to the medium - or upper-middle-class, financially they are independent and their families are financially stable, it is a worrying factor in this, said the Sri Lankan prime minister Ruwan Wijewardene to the reporters a few days ago.
the Common is also that they belonged to one of the two radical muslim organizations in Sri Lanka who are singled out for being behind the deed: the National Towheed Jamaat (NTJ) and Jammiyathul Milathu Ibrahim. Both of these organisations are stated to have had relations with the ICE and when the IS-leader Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi for the first time in five years appeared in a video on Monday evening hailed the attacks in Sri Lanka as a revenge on the losses that the caliphate made in Syria.
that should have carried out the attack on easter Sunday:
Zaran Hashim singled out as the chief architect behind the highly coordinated attacks that struck against the christians in the three churches in the process of to celebrate easter Sunday and the three hotels where the guests had just begun to pick up of the breakfast buffet.
Zaran Hashim is the one of the named terrorists who outwardly seems to have emerged as the most radical. He singled out as the founder of the NTJ, and had made themselves known to publish extreme message in social media to attract young followers.
Before the deed had Zaran's been in conflict with the more moderate muslim leaders who warned about his radicalism. He is believed to have been in the 40s and studied at an islamic college in Kattankudy, where the majority of residents are muslims, in the east of Sri Lanka. He must also have had close contacts with the muslims in the south of India.
Zaran Hashim is reported to have died when he went in with a självmordsbomb at the luxury hotel Shangri La in the capital city of Colombo.
two days ago, stormed the police NTJ's headquarters in Kattankudy. Total reported 15 people have died when the shootings occurred, and some of the people in the house triggered självmordsbomber, among them Zaran Hashims brothers and father who in a video that is circulating has declared war against all of the wrong faith. At a house nearby, the police has previously found banners with ICE-message.Images from the kopparfabrik as Inshaf Ibrahim, one of the suicide bombers, drove. Photo: Thomas Peter/Reuters/TT
, Ilham and Inshaf Ibrahim, who lived a significantly more privileged life than many other sri lankans. Their father, Mohamed Ibrahim, described as a man who went from a poor small business owner to billionaire in spice trading.
His company ran one of the largest kryddexportföretagen in Sri Lanka and Mohamed Ibrahim was known in Sri Lanka's economic sectors. Even the son Inshaf was a successful entrepreneur and ran a kopparfabrik. Of neighbours and employees, he is described as a generous person who took good care of their staff.Here lived börderna Inshaf and Ilham Ibrahim. The two suicide bombers were wealthy and drove around in Colombo in nice cars. Photo: Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP
the Family lived in a treplansvilla and had several luxury cars that the brothers drove around in the capital city of Colombo. A picture that has been circulating the last few days taking Mohamed and the son Inshaf accept the award from a government minister.
Now, Ilham, the of the brothers which has in the past shown extreme tendencies, and Inshaf detonated themselves in the air and caused many people's death. Ilham should have blown himself up at the Cinamon Grand Hotel, Inshaf at the Shangri-La. The father is arrested, suspected of having contributed to the sons radicalisation.
the suspected suicide bombers, Abdel Lathief Jamed Mohamed, had studied engineering at university in the Uk and Australia. In the week also came the information that he a few years ago should have participated in the training camp in ICE headquarters, Raqqa, in Syria.
He should have stayed in Raqqa a few months and then return to Sri Lanka with the mission to recruit more followers. Further, three of the perpetrators on easter Sunday is being investigated for having travelled to Turkey, Syria and Iraq in order to forge ties with ICE.
the Mood in Sri Lanka remains tense. Muslims in the country keep a low profile, afraid to be exposed to hatred, and the government has introduced a burkaförbud. Very few women in Sri Lanka usually, however, wear the burkha.
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