COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Recent bombings on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka (local):
According to police, 15 bodies were found after a raid in eastern Sri Lanka about militants associated with the Easter bombing.
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara announced the numbers on Saturday morning following a shootout between soldiers and suspected militants near Sammanthurai, a suspected safe house where authorities say the militants fired three explosions and opened the fire. At least three more were wounded in the attack.
Gunasekara says some of the dead were probably militants who blew themselves up in suicide bombers.
Earlier, the military said at least one civilian had been killed in the attack. 1
The Sri Lankan military says soldiers are raiding an area in the east of the country that has two and one gunshots in a firefight between troops and suspects associated with Easter suicide bombers Civilian were killed. Aruna Jayasekara, the local military commander, said on Saturday that at least three people had been wounded in the butt with at least three explosions.
Jayasekara says soldiers and police wanted to wait until daylight to carry out further raids on houses so close to each other. Meanwhile, the military says security forces have detonated explosives, detonators, "suicidal kits," military uniforms, and group flags of the Islamic state during the raids of the gang, picked out churches and hotels, and killed at least 250 people.