Local agencies are running marathon search operation to catch suspects and so far more than 75 people have been arrested. In this episode, the security forces raided a hideout in the Eastern Province on Friday evening. During this, when assaulted between gunmen and security forces, suicide bombers blew themselves by a bomb. 15 people were killed in this blast.
Three explosions went off Friday night as police commandos, backed by the army, engaged in a gunbattle at a suspected militant hideout in Sainthamaruthu, 360 kilometers (224 miles) east of the capital, Colombo, police said.
A spokesperson of the police said that The bodies of 15 people, including six children, have been found following a raid on a house linked to suspected Islamist militants, Sri Lankan police said Saturday.
Members of the National Towheed Jamaat (NTJ), a local militant group believed to be responsible for the blasts in Churches on Easter on April 21, are being searched. In these blasts, 253 people were killed and more than 500 were injured.
Police said that one or more suicide bombers exploded because security forces tried to enter the house.
The government has said that nine homegrowns, well-educated suicide bombers were behind the Easter eruption. The police have identified eight of them. Police have arrested more than 70 people in his investigation so far.