- The wife of the suspected ringleader of the Sri Lanka attack was among the survivors of the raid which left many dead
- The wife also survived the raid with her 4-year-old daughter
- Among those who died in the police raid are the father and two brothers of the suspects
Sri Lanka police on Sunday, April 28, said that the wife of the suspected mastermind of the Easter bombings was among the survivors of the police raid in which 12 people died when three suic*ide bombers blew themselves.
The wife of Mohammed Zaharan, the suspect believed to be behind the bombings, also survived the raid with her daughter who is four years old, Chicago Tribune reports.
The father and two brothers of Zaharan were among those who died in the raid which happened on Friday night, April 26.
The police also added they have made an arrest of 48 other suspects which included the brother of the two of the bombers.
The police spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekara, also said: "Two more persons directly involved in the bombings and their family members have been arrested."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that in response to the attacks, authorities also announced the ban on all kinds of clothing that cover the face and hide facial identification such as niqabs and burqas.
This was contained in a press release from the office of the president which said the ban will take effect as from Monday, April 28
Legit.ng also previously gathered that Zahran Hashim, a radical Islamic cleric, who is known for posting inciting videos on Youtube, was accused of being one of the bombers who attacked the Shangri La hotel in Colombo.
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It should be recalled also that Hashim once wanted to attack the Indian High Commission in the capital of Sri Lanka on Thursday, April 4, but failed.
A US official earlier said those behind the coordinated blasts which claimed 290 lives and left many wounded were influenced by ISIS.
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