Sri Lanka maintains high-level security alert amid reports of ISIS planning attack before holy ‘Ramadan’ month

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Sri Lankan security forces have maintained a high-level of alert in the region on Tuesday, following the Easter Sunday serial blasts, the country’s official said, amid intelligence reports claiming the ISIS (Islamic militants) were planning fresh terror attacks before the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

According to Reuters news reports, in a letter to lawmakers and other officials, the head of police ministerial security division has said fresh attacks by militants dressed in army uniform were expected to occur on Sunday or Monday. Ramadan is scheduled to begin in Sri Lanka on May 6.

However, there were reports of terror attacks on Sunday and Monday but, security forces remained stationed across Sri Lanka, with numbers of suspected Islamic States militants detained since the April 21 suicide bombing attack on churches and hotels that claimed the lives of more than 250 people, leaving over 500 wounded.

“Security will stay tight for several days because military and police are still tracking down suspects,” a senior police intelligence official said on Tuesday.

Sri Lankan authorities have on Monday took measures to impose a ban over all kinds of face covers and burqas under emergency law in the wake of the Easter Sunday blasts that claimed the lives of more than 250 people with 500 wounded.

TheTe ISIS, the global terrorist organization, made the responsibility claim via its Amaq news agency.

The United Nations security council (UNSC) has condemned the series of “cowardly” and “heinous” terrorist attack on Monday that has rattled Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

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