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Explosives found buried in mosque backyard

Three locally made bombs and 100 grams of ammonia were found hidden in the backyard of a mosque at Welipenna last night, police said.

The explosives were found during a joint operation carried out by the STF and the police.

Police said a 42-year-old suspect was detained over the retrieval of explosives.

Meanwhile, the police detained 16 circuit boards of high technology, 16 SIM cards, several compacts discs, computer accessories and a car in a house at Pirivena Mawatha in Mount Lavinia.

Police said each circuit board had the volume to contain 12 SIM cards.

They detained a 52-year old man along with the pieces.

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