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Maldivians suspected of involvement in Easter attack: Lanka media

Ahmed Aiham
21 February 2020, MVT 14:23
Security personnel inspect an item at the site of an overnight battle between Sri Lankan security forces and suicide bombers in the eastern town of Kalmunai on April 27, 2019. - Fifteen people including six children died in a battle between Sri Lankan security forces and suicide bombers who blew themselves up in the latest fallout from the Easter attacks, police said on April 27. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)
Ahmed Aiham
21 February 2020, MVT 14:23

Sri Lankan media revealed that four Maldivians are suspected to be involved in the 2019 Easter bombings, according to Sri Lanka police.

According to Sri Lanka news 'The Island', Sri Lankan Police's Deputy Inspector General Ajith Rohana divulged that two out of the four Maldivians were identified. However, no arrests have been made.

He stated that the individuals were linked to illegal activity, be it directly or indirectly, related to the deadly terrorist attack on April 21, 2019, which killed 258 people and wounded nearly 500.

The individuals are allegedly affiliated with the Islamic State.

Although certain media outlets have claimed that four Maldivians were under arrest, Maldivian Police Service noted that Lankan authorities did not confirm the matter.

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