Sri Lanka: 6 child-terrorists among 15 Muslim terrorists eliminated in raids on ISIS hideout

A fierce gun battle involving Sri Lankan troops and Muslim terrorists has led to the elimination of 15 ISIS terrorists, including six children.

The shootout between the troops and ISIS terrorists began on Friday evening in Sainthamaruthu, on the east coast of Sri Lanka.

Three explosions rocked Kalmunai while security forces were carrying out a counter-terrorism operation to nab Muslim terrorists behind the Easter Sunday massacre.

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Three Muslim terrorists blew themselves up at the beginning of a major gunfight when security personnel, including the military, attempted to raid a location used for the manufacture of suicide vests.

A military spokesman said three suicide bombers were among the 15 to be killed in the shoot out.

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The gun battle came six days after Muslim terrorists murdered approximately 253 Christians, hotel guests, and foreign tourists in a series of eight coordinated terror attacks in three churches and three luxury hotels in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.

During the raids, the Sri Lankan police recovered ISIS uniforms, ISIS flags, 150 Gelignite sticks, 100,000 ball bearings and a drone camera in Sammanthurai.

‘Troops retaliated and raided the safe house where a large cache of explosives had been stored,’ a military spokesman said in a statement.

He said the terrorists were members of the National Towheed Jama’at (NTJ), which has been blamed for last Sunday’s attacks.

The government has said nine homegrown well-educated calm and devout Muslim suicide bombers were behind the Easter Sunday massacre.

Eight of the suicide bombers have been identified, with one of them a female.

Police said on Friday they were trying to track down Muslim terrorists they believe have links to ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings.

So far at least 76 people have been detained, including foreigners from Syria and Egypt.

On April 21, Muslim terrorists murdered approximately 253  Christians, hotel guests, and foreign tourists in a series of eight coordinated terror attacks in three churches and three luxury hotels in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.

Later that day, the pregnant wife of one of the Sri Lanka Muslim terrorists, blew herself up killing her children and three police officers.

The mastermind of the coordinated terror attacks is believed to have been Inshaf Ibrahim.

The mastermind of the coordinated terror attacks is believed to have been Inshaf Ibrahim.

Wealthy brothers Inshaf and Ilham Ibrahim walked into the luxury Shangri-La and Cinnamon Grand hotels and detonated their suicide vests as guests were eating breakfast on Easter Sunday.

Another bomber blew himself up inside the Shangri-la hotel as terrified locals and tourists tried to flee the carnage from the first blast.

The brothers are the sons of Mohamed Ibrahim, who along with another of his sons, are among the 58 Muslim terrorists being currently questioned by police.

His spice company Ishana Exports, which boasts about being the largest exporter of spices in Sri Lanka since 2006, turned him into a multi-millionaire.

The suicide bombers are thought to have used “Mother of Satan” TATP, chemically known as triacetone triperoxide, an explosive made from commonly available household ingredients including nail polish remover – acetone – and hydrogen peroxide.

According to reports, they made the stuff in a copper factory in Wellampitiya, a suburb of Colombo. 

The factory belonged to ‘calm and devout Muslim’ terrorist Inshaf Ahamad, who is believed to have blown himself up at the Shangri-La Hotel.