Explosives found in Sri Lanka mosque backyard

Last Updated: May 04 2019 18:12
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According to the Sri Lankan police, 3 locally made bombs and 100 grams of ammonia have been found buried in a backyard of a mosque in a Sri Lankan district.

On Friday night, the explosives were recovered at Welipenna during a joint operation carried out by the Special Task Force and the police, as per the Daily Mirror reports.

The police said a 42-year-old suspect was arrested after the recovery of explosives.

Officials also seized 16 circuit boards of high technology, 16 SIM cards, several compacts discs, computer accessories and a car in a house at Pirivena Mawatha in Mount Lavinia.

According to the police, each circuit board had the capacity to contain 12 SIM cards. A 52-year old man was detained along with the items.