DNA test confirms Zahran Hashim was killed in Shangri-La bombing

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It has been confirmed that Zahran Hashim, the alleged ringleader behind the Easter Day bomb attacks, has been killed in the attack at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo.

This has been determined when comparing DNA samples of Zahran and his daughter, stated the Government Analyst’s Department.

It has been revealed that Zahran Hashim had been one of the two suicide bombers who attacked the Shangri-La Hotel on Easter Sunday (April 21).

However, as there had been suspicions over the death of Zahran, the court had ordered for a DNA comparison between Zahran and his daughter who was rescued from the Sainthamarudu blast site.

Accordingly, the Government Analyst’s Department stated that the DNA samples collected from body parts of Zahran at the Shangri-La blast site and the DNA of the blood sample collected from his daughter are a match.

The relevant report is set to be delivered to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), today (21). Thereafter, the report will be forwarded to the court.