Nye bomber: Ni voksne og seks børn dræbt i Sri Lanka

Sikkerhedsstyrker stormer byer på Sri Lankas østkyst i jagt på IS-krigere. Mindst tre er dræbt i ildkamp

Sikkerhedsstyrkerne i Sri Lanka fandt inden skudkampen blandt andet sprængstoffer. Video: AP

15 mennesker, herunder seks børn, er blevet dræbt af selvmordsbombere i Sri Lanka.

Det sker, efter at srilankanske sikkerhedsstyrker og politi fredag aften dansk tid stormede flere byer på den srilankanske østkyst i søgen efter krigere fra Islamisk Stat (IS).

Ifølge nyhedsbureauet AFP sprængte tre mænd sig selv i luften, da sikkerhedsstyrker omringede dem i et hus i byen Kalmunai på Sri Lankas østkyst.

Eksplosionerne dræbte blandt andre seks børn og tre kvinder.

De srilankanske sikkerhedsstyrker meldte tidligere ud, at det havde dræbt fire formodede krigere fra IS, da de stormede et hus i byen Kalmunai, hvor man formodede, at IS-krigere holdt til.

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To af de fire formodede IS-krigere blev dræbt i en skudveksling, fortæller talsmand for militæret Sumith Atapattu.

- I vores gengældelsesskud døde to våbenmænd, siger Sumith Atapattu.

Det er endnu uvist, hvordan de øvrige to IS-krigere mistede livet.

Talsmanden tilføjer, at en civil person også blev dræbt i skudvekslingen.

I en pressemeddelelse skriver politiet, at de dræbte krigere var formodede medlemmer af den islamiske gruppe National Towheed Jama'at (NTJ).

Man mener, at de dræbte krigere spillede en rolle i de mange bombeangreb, der ramte landet påskedag 21. april og dræbte over 250 mennesker.

Inden skudkampen havde sikkerhedsstyrkerne stormet et andet område tæt på. Her mente man, at IS-krigerne, der stod bag bombningerne, havde optaget den video, som IS offentliggjorde to dage efter angrebet.

Styrkerne fandt IS-flag og uniformer, der matcher de uniformer, som krigerne på videoen var iført.

Ud over uniformerne fandt sikkerhedsstyrkerne også sprængstof, detonatorer og selvmordsbombe-udstyr.

Politiet udtalte fredag, at man forventede at anholde 140 personer, der havde relation til IS.

Indtil videre har politiet anholdt 76 personer, herunder udlændinge fra Syrien og Egypten, skriver nyhedsbureauet Reuters.

Anders Holch Povlsen og hans kone, Anne, har på tragisk vis mistet tre af deres fire børn i terrorangrebet i Sri Lanka påskesøndag. Foto: PR/Bestseller 112 - 22. apr. 2019 - kl. 14:13 Kort inden tragedie: Børnene skulle videreføre stort projekt

Anders og Anne Holch Povlsen gennemlever nu et forældrepars værste mareridt, efter de har mistet tre børn i Sri Lanka. Foto: Jan Dagø/Ritzau Scanpix 112 - 22. apr. 2019 - kl. 12:58 Den sky milliardær: Forfulgt af ulykker

1 af 14 Security personnel seen at the site of an overnight gun battle, between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Ritzau Scanpix
2 af 14 Police officers carry the body at the site of an overnight gun battle, between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Ritzau Scanpix
3 af 14 Sri Lankan soldiers inspect a car at a checkpoint in Colombo on April 27, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. - Fifteen people including six children have died during a Sri Lankan security forces operation in the aftermath of the Easter attacks, as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police said on April 27. Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP/Ritzau Scanpix
4 af 14 A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard on a street in Colombo on April 27, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. - Fifteen people including six children have died during a Sri Lankan security forces operation in the aftermath of the Easter attacks, as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police said on April 27. Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP/Ritzau Scanpix
5 af 14 Sri Lankan Navy soldiers check electric lines inside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 27, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. - Fifteen people including six children have died during a Sri Lankan security forces operation in the aftermath of the Easter attacks, as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police said on April 27. Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP/Ritzau Scanpix
6 af 14 A body is seen at the site of an overnight gun battle between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Ritzau Scanpix
7 af 14 A priest looks on as Sri Lankan Navy soldiers work to clean St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 27, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. - Fifteen people including six children have died during a Sri Lankan security forces operation in the aftermath of the Easter attacks, as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police said on April 27. Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP/Ritzau Scanpix
8 af 14 A security officer stands guard as personnel clean up outside the St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/Ritzau Scanpix
9 af 14 Police officers carry the body at the site of an overnight gun battle, between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Ritzau Scanpix
10 af 14 Backpacks, explosive materials and other items are seen at the site of an overnight gun battle, between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Ritzau Scanpix
11 af 14 Explosive materials and other items are seen at the site of an overnight gun battle, between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Ritzau Scanpix
12 af 14 Personnel clean up the St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/Ritzau Scanpix
13 af 14 A body is seen on the ground at the site of an overnight gun battle, between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Ritzau Scanpix
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