Sri Lankan soldiers to deliver to the Easter attacks, apparently in a battle with suspected extremists. In the coastal town of Sammanthurai in the East of the country there is exchange of fire with Suspects, which stands in connection to the attacks, with more than 250 dead, said military spokesman Sumith Atapattu. There were also three explosions. Sammanthurai is located 325 kilometers from the capital Colombo. Before the shooting, the soldiers tried to search in the course of the ongoing investigation of a building.
After the attacks in three churches, three Hotels and other places, the authorities have warned of further Suspects on the run, which could potentially carry explosives. On the status of the investigation, it was in the course of the week, but always different and sometimes contradictory information.
After about the terrorist militia Islamic state had claimed the blood of deeds, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe late Thursday, the Compounds of the assassin of the group will be checked. On Friday morning, the President Maithripala Sirisena, saying, Of a minimum of 140 citizens was known to have relations to the IS.