Explosives recovered in Sri Lanka’s former war zone

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Colombo, March 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Wednesday recovered a suicide jacket and explosives from a house in Chavakachcheri in the north of the country.

Chavakachcheri was a battle site when Sri Lanka fought Tamil Tiger rebels for 30 years before the war ended in 2009, Xinhua reported.

The Tamil Tigers used suicide bombers to attack targets in the north and capital Colombo.

The suicide jacket and explosives were recovered from the house based on information received by police.

The police said that three parcels found in the house contained 12 kg of explosives. They also recovered 100 bullets and batteries used to trigger explosives.

It is believed the explosives were hidden in the house during the war between the army and Tamil Tiger rebels.

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The owner of the house had fled and police have launched an operation to nab him.

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