Elder brother of Sri Lankan attacker arrested with 2 blades

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29 April 2019

Sri Lankan police have detained a man with two swords as an elder brother of the suicide attacker responsible for the bombing in the five-star Shangri-La hotel last Sunday, local media reported, citing police, ONA reports quoting Reuters.

The man identified as Mohamed Ibrahim Ifthikar has been arrested at Dematagoda area in a suburb outside Colombo, Ada Derana news portal reported.

A police spokesperson said, as quoted by the media outlet, that policemen had found blue sapphires, as well as Sri Lankan and foreign money worth over Rs 10 million ($56,984) in his house in Dematagoda.

Another brother of the suicide attacker has allegedly attacked a restaurant at the luxury Cinnamon Grand hotel.

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