Bombs show foreign hand in Sri Lanka attacks: investigators
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 Colombo: One month after the Sri Lanka suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people, investigators have told AFP the bombers used “Mother of Satan” explosives favoured by Daesh group that are a new sign of foreign involvement. Detectives said the back-pack bombs used in the April 21 attacks on three churches and three hotels were manufactured by local militants with Daesh expertise. They named the explosive as triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, an unstable but easily made mixture favoured by Daesh militants who call it “Mother of Satan”. It was also used in the 2015 attacks in Paris, by a suicide bomber who hit the Manchester Arena in England in 2017 and attacks on churches in Indonesia...
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