April 26 :Three blasts rocked Kalmunai city of Sri Lanka as security forces are busy carrying out raids to nab suspects of the Easter Sunday attacks.
Security forces exchanged fire during a security operation in the Sainda-Marudu area of the city, police said.
During searches for suspects linked to the Easter Sunday bombings, Sri Lankan security forces were engaged in a shootout and seized bomb-making equipment during raids in the eastern part of the country.
A cache of explosives was seized from a house in Samanthurai,police said. Security forces also found ISIS uniforms, flags, 150 sticks of explosive Gelignite, 100,000 ball bearings and a drone camera.
The raids came after the coordinated attacks on Easter Sunday, which killed 253 people, including many worshipers attending Easter Mass services.
National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ), a local extremist group, has been blamed for the bombings, but has not claimed the attacks. ISIS claimed responsibility.