Fifteen dead after Sri Lanka police raid suspected terrorist safehouse – Channel 4 News

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Fifteen dead after Sri Lanka police raid suspected terrorist safehouse – Channel 4 News


Fifteen people have died, including six children, after a security operation in Eastern Sri Lanka.
Troops raided a suspected safe-house in the town of Sainthamaruthu, close to the home town of the alleged ring-leader behind last weekend’s attacks.
Gunmen opened fire on security forces, before three men detonated explosives. Sri Lankans fear further attacks.
The President estimates that well over 100 Islamic State-linked suspects remain at large. Sunday Masses have been cancelled indefinitely and numerous curfews remain in place.
This report contains scenes that some viewers may find distressing.

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