Fifteen killed in Sri Lanka in shootout with suspected Islamist militants

Sri Lankan Special Task Force soldiers are seen on patrol near a mosque during the Friday prayers, five days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on catholic churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

COLOMBO (Reuters) – The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said on Saturday, six days after suicide bombers killed more than 250 people. The shootout between troops and suspected Islamist militants erupted on […]

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