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60 suspects detained over Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday, said 60 suspects were detained while 167 others remained in custody over the Easter Sunday terror explosions in Sri Lanka.

The explosions killed over 250 people and injured over 500 on April 21, local media reported.

Speaking in Parliament, Wickremesinghe said legal action will be taken against all suspects who were connected to the nine suicide attacks.

Wickremesinghe said the attacks targeted churches and luxury hotels.

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He added that there was information that those arrested had direct or indirect connections with the bombings.

Meanwhile, 99 people were also in custody over suspicion for having links with the terrorists.

Wickremesinghe said security forces were continuing with their search operations and investigations were ongoing. (NAN)