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7 NTJ members trained in suicide attacks ... cornered


7 NTJ members trained in suicide attacks ... cornered

Seven followers of National Thawheed Jamad Organisation who has undergone suicide attacks in Hambanthota were taken into custody day before yesterday (6) at Kattankudy, a senior police official said. This group of seven who have been identified as close associates of the supposed mastermind behind the series of Easter Sunday attacks were taken to Hambanthota by a brother of
Hasheem, an officer said. The officer further said that this group had been given a training in weapons in the most secretive manner in Hambanthota for a period of time and that Mohammed Nasser Mohammed Asad who launched the suicide bomb attack on Zion Church, Batticaloa. 

These suspects have been taken into custody by officer in charge of Kattankudy police, Mr. N.P. Kathuriaarachchi and his team. The OIC said that these seven persons who have functioned as members of National Thawheed Jamad are being questioned at length. Further interrogation is underway to determine whether these suspects have any connection with the Easter Sunday attack and about their future plans.  


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