translated from Spanish: Sri Lanka accuses a local Islamist group of being behind the attacks

The Sri Lankan Government has accused the island group on Monday mista local National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) of being behind the string of attacks suicide that hit the country on Easter Sunday and left 290 victims mortal and around half a thousand wounded. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
«Most attacks were suicide.» «Based on that are carrying out raids and arrests and also have been identified and carried out raids in their places of training», said Health Minister Rajtha Senraratne at a press conference in Colombo.
The Minister said that investigations point to devastating attacks could be planned with the help of an international network, taking into account the training of the attackers, and the use of explosives of this magnitude.
«We do not believe that a small organisation in this country can do all this. We are investigating international support, and other links», said the Minister, at the time that was asked:»how they formed the attackers suicide? How were bombs like those? «.»
A widespread note ten days ago at the services of police in Sri Lanka warned that the NTJ prepared attacks on churches and the Embassy of India in Colombo.
New explosion
On the other hand, this Monday the police Sri Lankan reported the explosion of a truck next to one of the churches that was target of attacks Sunday. This latest explosion occurred during an operation of a bomb defusal, although security forces indicated that there were no injuries.
In addition, agents discovered Monday 87 detonators in a bus station in the capital. According to a police statement, «we found 87 detonators in the private bus station Bastian Mawatha Pettah», a suburb of the capital Sri Lankan located halfway between the hotels and the Church where Sunday there were explosions. Twelve detonators were scattered by the soil and the other 75 in a nearby landfill, he said.
In this situation, the authorities of the country imposed this Monday for a second day a curfew in the capital of the country, Colombo, will it extend from 20:00 local time (15:30 CET) until 04:00 local (23:30 CET).

Original source in Spanish

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