Footage Shows Sri Lanka Bomber Entering Church

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - CCTV footage released late Monday showing a suspected suicide bomber entering a church in Sri Lanka’s Negombo with a backpack moments before the blast rocked the building.

Footage Shows Sri Lanka Bomber Entering Church

As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by the suicide bombers and the owner of a house where some of them lived, ABC7 reported.

Sri Lanka’s president gave the military more latitude to detain and arrest suspects — powers that were used during the 26-year civil war but withdrawn when it ended in 2009.

 

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