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More attacks possible as some people with explosives on run: Sri Lanka PM

REUTERS
Published Apr 23, 2019, 7:58 pm IST
Updated Apr 23, 2019, 8:13 pm IST
He said he believed the Easter day attacks had links to Islamic State.
Ranil Wickremesinghe told reporters that the government’s security agencies were monitoring Sri Lankans who had joined Islamic State and returned home. (Photo: AFP)
 Ranil Wickremesinghe told reporters that the government’s security agencies were monitoring Sri Lankans who had joined Islamic State and returned home. (Photo: AFP)

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday that some people with explosives were on the run and that more attacks are possible.

He said he believed the Easter day attacks had links to Islamic State, after the militant group claimed responsibility for the bombings in which more than 300 were killed.

 

Ranil Wickremesinghe told reporters that the government’s security agencies were monitoring Sri Lankans who had joined Islamic State and returned home.

“We will be following up on IS claims, we believe there may be links,” he said.

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