The Sri Lankan extremist Mohamed Zahran Hashim, regarded as one of the leading figures of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, during which attacks to the life to come. That, president Maithripala Sirisena said Friday. The government continued, meanwhile, a manhunt in at another 140 suspects, the great tensions of the muslim community.
‘The intelligence services have said to me that Zahran Sunday morning, killed in the attack on the Shangri-La hotel, ” said president Sirisena Friday against the press. Details about the death of …
‘The intelligence services have said to me that Zahran Sunday morning, killed in the attack on the Shangri-La hotel, ” said president Sirisena Friday against the press. Details about the death of Zahran – he was shot down, or he blew himself up? – gave Sirisena. However, he said that Zahran the attack on the hotel led, and that he was assisted by another terrorist who is ‘Ilham’ dropped call.
The authorities of Sri Lanka consider Zahran as the mastermind behind the attacks. If imam coming from the east of the island nation he led the National Thoweeth Jama’ath, a local islamist splintergroepering.
Within the muslim community would have previously warned about his ‘militant views’. Also the Sri Lankan security forces made their reports to the message of the man. Zahran would be under more via Facebook propagandamateriaal of have a spread, like videos calling for violence against non-muslims. Also, he would rather have been involved in the destruction of buddhist statues. Those warnings were by the authorities of Sri Lanka, however, ignored.
Zahran is also seen in the opeisingsvideo about the attacks that terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS) Tuesday, through her official channel of communication Amaq spread. He was the only one of the eight terrorists who are recognizable came into view.
Manhunt on 140 suspects
President Sirisena reported Friday that the security forces of Sri Lanka in search of even less than 140 suspects who allegedly with links to IS. Groups of young people on the island would be ‘since 2013 are in contact with the terrorist organisation’. However, it remains unclear whether a key player Zahran really had contact with, or that he only ideologically akin felt with the organization.
According to the Sri Lankan police is clear from the hearings already that the perpetrators abroad wapenopleiding have gotten. Among the arrested suspects are the number two of the local terrorist group National Thoweeth Jama’ath and the bommenmaker.
Ongesluierd on the street
The manhunt makes for great tension within the muslim community of the island nation. So have local moslimleiders women Friday recommended ongesluierd the street, to the operations of the security services easier.
The Sri Lankan police tweeted Friday that according to information from the intelligence agencies islamists mosques of soefisten would want to attack. Sufism is a movement within islam with mythical traditions and rites. Radical islamists consider soefisten because of their tolerance of other religions as enemies. The security measures at mosques were according to the police increased. Also the American embassy in Sri Lanka warned Thursday night for possible new attacks.
Death toll revised
In the attacks on the various churches and hotels in Sri Lanka last Sunday, 253 people were killed. Earlier, there were 359 deaths, but Colombo suggested the death toll Thursday night sharply downwards.
According to a communiqué of the ministry of Health, the medical team Thursday, the openings rounded. It is concluded that mutilated corpses of victims be double counted.