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Sri Lanka Says 15 Died in Raid, Including 4 Suicide Bombers

16:35, Saturday, 27 April, 2019
Sri Lanka Says 15 Died in Raid, Including 4 Suicide Bombers

Sri Lankan security forces said they found the bodies of 15 people, including four suicide bombers who had detonated their explosives, in a house on Saturday morning, hours after a gun battle erupted as they raided it in search of suspects linked to the Easter Sunday bombings.

The spokesman for the Sri Lankan military, said six children were among the dead, the four bombers had blown themselves up as security forces closed in on the house around midnight, and one of the dead had been killed in the gun battle with security forces.

The house, in a town on Sri Lanka’s east coast, was cordoned off after the overnight raid, but security forces waited until dawn to search it because it is in a crowded neighborhood.

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