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A security officer guards outside St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 26, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

6 children, 3 women among 15 killed in raids on IS hideouts in Sri Lanka

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:08 PM IST
The gun battle between troops and suspected Islamist militants erupted on Friday evening in Sainthamaruthu in Ampara, to the south of the town of Batticaloa, site of one of the Easter Sunday blasts at luxury hotels and churches.
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