by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/26/19, 12:22 pm
A Sri Lankan military spokesman said Friday that soldiers exchanged gunfire with terror suspects after attempting to conduct a raid on a building during the ongoing investigation into Easter Sunday’s suicide bomb attacks. Brig. Sumith Atapattu said a gunbattle was underway in the coastal town of Sammanthurai. Officials late Thursday lowered the death count from Sunday’s attacks to 253 people. Senior health ministry official Anil Jasinghe said the nine explosions at churches and hotels damaged some bodies beyond recognition, making positive identification difficult.