Seven skilled suicide bombers from Kattankudy recognized as followers of National Thawheed Jama’ath organization had been detained in Hambantota on Monday, a senior police officer said.
The suspects are suspected to be close acquaintances of Zahran Hashim the brain behind the Easter Sunday terror attacks, had been brought to Hambantota by a brother of Hashim.
It has been discovered that the suspects had been trained very subtly in Hambantota over a long period on the use of arms. Mohamed Nasar Mohamed Asath who blew up inside the Zion Church in Batticaloa is said to have provided the training directions.
These accused had been taken into custody by the OIC of Kattankudy Police Inspector N.P. Kasthuriarachchi and a police team.
The accused are to be questioned in detail about the affairs of the National Thawheed Jama’ath organization, and their contacts to the bomb blasts on Easter Sunday.