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* Fifteen women attended Zaharan Hashim’s terrorist training sessions - police
Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 12:57 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: A woman who was arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division on Friday for having connections with the Easter Sunday suicide bombers, is being further questioned, Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

The 24-year-old Mohamed Ibrahim Saheeda was arrested at Hingula in Mawanella on Friday (February 19) on suspicion of attending extremist classes run by a criminal named Saharan Hashim in 2018 and committing such acts of terrorism.

During the interrogation by the Terrorist Investigation Division the woman revealed that she and 14 other women had participated in the extremist lectures.

Five of the women have later died in a suicide bomb blast in the Saindamarudu area and three other women have been remanded in custody.

According to DIG Ajith Rohana, seven women are currently in the custody of the Terrorism Investigation Division on detention orders.

 

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