Some people with explosives on the run, more attacks possible: Sri Lanka PM

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday that some people with explosives were on the run and that more attacks are possible.

He said he believed the Easter day attacks had links to Islamic State, after the militant group claimed responsibility for the bombings in which more than 300 were killed.

Ranil Wickremesinghe told reporters that the government's security agencies were monitoring Sri Lankans who had joined Islamic State and returned home.

"We will be following up on IS claims, we believe there may be links," he said.

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