Six children and nine others are dead in a bloody raid on ‘ISIS safe house’ in Sri Lanka as troops root out the network behind the horrid Easter attacks.
At least 15 people have been killed in Sri Lanka after a military raid on a suspected terrorist safe house that descended into a gun battle. The raid turned violent after three explosions hit the building. Officials believe the blasts were caused by militants blowing themselves up as the search was underway.“
Six children and nine others dead as Sri Lankan troops raid ‘ISIS safe house’ https://t.co/sCRbU8PCSv
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 27, 2019
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena: A major search operation has been undertaken. Every household in the country will be checked.”
Fifteen people including six children died as explosions went off when Sri Lankan police raided a ‘suicide vest factory’ last night.
Police said three men blew themselves up as a blaze of gunfire erupted when they approached a jihadist hide-out near the eastern town of Kalmunai on Friday.
The bombs and gunfire killed three women and six children within the property, as well as another three suspected jihadists outside.
The battle took place in the area of Sainthamaruthu, 200 miles from Colombo where 253 people were killed in luxury hotels and churches on Easter Sunday.
Police backed by troops exchanged fire with those inside the house for over an hour, a military official said, adding that the bodies were recovered early Saturday following a search operation.
‘Troops retaliated and raided the safe house where a large cache of explosives had been stored,’ a military spokesman said in a statement.
The location was a suicide vest manufacturing hide-out, News First reported. More
All those people died because the authorities did not heed the warnings and take action. How many more deaths until this evil is cleaned out of Sri Lanka? This ISIS scourge needs to be wiped off the face of the Earth forever.
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yeah. They blew themselves with their own children. These are the acts of evil people. They didnt die because of the raid. They did the only thing they can. Suicide bombing
— Chathu de Silva (@Chathu529) April 27, 2019