India warns SL about more terror attacks

23 April 2019 04:10 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Indian security agencies had alerted Sri Lanka that another National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) team led by Jal al-Quital alias Rilwan Marzag could carry out more attacks, Hindustan Times reported today.

Noufar Moulvi, brother-in-law of Hashim, recently returned to Sri Lanka from Qatar and had taken charge of the group, they added.

The NTJ, the little known group blamed for the bombing of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, appears to have been inspired by Islamic State (IS) though direct links between the two are yet to be established, people familiar with developments said on Monday.

An intelligence officer, who requested anonymity, said the attacks couldn’t have been possible without months of planning and international players travelling to Sri Lanka to take part in the execution at different stages.

The NTJ was formed in Kattankudy, a Muslim-dominated town in eastern Sri Lanka, in 2014. Its founder Zahran Hashim alias Abu Ubaida is believed to have been the suicide bomber who targeted Shangri-La Hotel with military grade explosives.

A video released by Al Ghuraba Media featured the seven suicide bombers allegedly involved in the attacks.

Except for Abu Ubaida, the others had their faces covered and the video had messages in Arabic and Tamil. A caption in the video read “O Crusaders, this bloody day (21-04) is our reward to you”, it said.

  Comments - 11

  • suresh Tuesday, 23 April 2019 04:15 PM

    What has the govt been doing?

    JIM Tuesday, 23 April 2019 06:09 PM

    Nothing, as usual.

    pawan Tuesday, 23 April 2019 05:03 PM

    how india no in advance this may be india job bjp and RSS

    Sakura Tuesday, 23 April 2019 05:12 PM

    Idiot! It is called intelligence gathering. India (and other countries) had warned us about the April 21st attacks too. Why the hell would they warn us if they are behind it?

    Krishna Tuesday, 23 April 2019 06:11 PM

    Yest this guy is a real dumb, does not understand whats happening ....ha ha ha

    ME Tuesday, 23 April 2019 06:27 PM

    When we have "unintelligent" people, they cannot see why is in front of their eyes! Very sad!!

    Nihal Tuesday, 23 April 2019 06:37 PM

    It shows that India is spying in sl 200%

    Sas Tuesday, 23 April 2019 06:43 PM

    Defence Secretary: We don't expect this to be that big. Find your own security

    Ice Tuesday, 23 April 2019 08:25 PM

    unfortunately we are geographically "dislocated". Explanation. We are far too geographically too "close" to India. They will never leave us alone.

    Sumith Wednesday, 24 April 2019 05:20 AM

    Hanuma always want to burn the land of Rawana.

    Sumith Wednesday, 24 April 2019 05:20 AM

    Hanuma always want to burn the land of Rawana.

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