Srilanka bans drones, unmanned aircraft after bomb blasts

Apr 25 2019 03:21 PM
Srilanka bans drones, unmanned aircraft after bomb blasts

After the horrific terror attack in Sri Lanka in which 359 people were killed and over 500 left wounded,  the government has prohibited the use of drones and unmanned aircraft.

As per the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the ban will be in effect until further notice. The CAA’s measure has been taken considering the existing security situation in the country.

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In the wake of devastating attack, the Sri Lanka authorities, with the help of the Army, have arrested more than 75 people in connection with the bombings. Nine suicide bombers, believed to be affiliated to a local Islamist extremist group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), carried out eight blasts that ripped through three churches and three luxury hotels across the island nation.

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The terrorits outfit, The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings and identified suicide bombers who carried them out.

Thousands of troops have been deployed to assist police carry out search operations. Sri Lankan military spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said, "During the last 24 hours, there have been no major incidents. We have deployed over 6,300 troops. This includes 1,000 from the Airforce and 600 from the Navy.”

 

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