Sri Lankan authorities confirm 9 suicide bombers in Easter attacks

COLOMBO, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Investigations by Sri Lankan police have confirmed that nine suicide bombers were involved in Sunday Easter's attacks, eight of whom have been identified, State Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Wednesday.


Priests and relatives carry the coffin of a bomb blast victim after a funeral service at St Sebastian's Church in Negombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. (Photo: AFP)

The leader of a local extremist group that carried out the bombings was one of the suicide bombers, the minister told a press conference.