Sri Lanka suicide bomber named as Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed 10 months ago

Sri Lanka suicide bomber named as Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed

Sri Lanka bomber Mohamed is believed to have studied in the south east of the UK between 2006 and 2007

One of the suicide bombers responsible for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka has been named as Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed.

The former UK student is believed to have studied in the south east of the UK and is one of nine terrorists behind bombings in Sri Lanka that targeted luxury hotels and churches and killed 359 people, including eight Brits on Easter Sunday. More than 500 people were injured.

Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed is the ninth perpetrator, Sky News reports, the other eight already being named.


ISIS released this image claiming to depict the Sri Lanka bombers (Credit: Amaq) ISIS released this image claiming to depict the Sri Lanka bombers (Credit: Amaq)

So far Sri Lankan police have made 60 arrests and 32 people remain in custody.

The country's prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, said a "breakdown in communication" prevented information that could have stopped the attacks being passed between intelligence agencies.

He said: "Some of the suspects are on the run.

"Some of those suspects are armed and dangerous. There are still explosives and militants out there and the police are looking for them."

Two Islamist organisations are believed to be responsible for the attack, according to the Sri Lankan defence ministry.