Thursday, 17th June 2021

Report: Sri Lankan terrorists in Philippines to train locals

Colombo, Aug 9 (BAN/ AD): As per report 2 Lankan terrorists have reached Philippines to train local militants on making bombs and attacking churches and other soft targets north of the country. The terrorists are Mark Kevin Samhoon and Victoria Sophia Sto Domingo as identified by a watch list from the Manila International Airport Authority. Both were tagged as “suicide bombers”, with kin in the Philippines.

Samhoon has ties to the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), the terrorist group accused of carrying out the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka in April this year that killed at least 250 people, according to the watch list. His mother is a Filipino working as a maid in Dubai. Samhoon is said to be “connected” to Sto Domingo, though it is unclear what is the link between them.

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