Sri Lanka detains Syrian for questioning over attacks
01:35 PM, April 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:41 PM, April 23, 2019

Sri Lanka detains Syrian for questioning over attacks

Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, three government and military sources told Reuters today.

"The terrorist investigation division of the police arrested a Syrian national following the attacks for interrogation," a source said. Two other officials with knowledge of the investigation confirmed the detention. "He was arrested after interrogation of local suspects," a second source said.

No group has yet to claim responsibility for Easter Sunday's suicide bomb attacks on three churches and four luxury hotels that killed over 300 people and wounded about 500 people.

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