INTERPOL deploys team to probe SL attacks

2019-04-22 at 19:48

The INTERPOL or the International Police Organization has deployed an Incident Response Team at the request of the Sri Lankan authorities to assist in investigations into the series of bomb attacks at churches and hotels which left nearly 300 people dead and 500 injured.

Issuing a statement the INTERPOL said checks are already being made against the Organization’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents and nominal databases in order to identify potential investigative leads and international connections.

Accordingly the team will include specialists with expertise in crime scene examination, explosives, counter-terrorism, disaster victim identification and analysis.

The INTERPOL further claimed if required, additional expertise in digital forensics, biometrics, as well as photo and video analysis will also be added to the team on the ground.

INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock said “Information to help identify individuals linked to these attacks could come from anywhere in the world, which is where INTERPOL’s global network and databases can prove vital, especially for officers on the ground. The families and friends of the victims of these bombings, as with every terrorist attack, require and deserve the full support of the global law enforcement community.”