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Sri Lanka suicide bombers became distant, “totally crazy” this year leading up to Easter Massacre, siblings say

Sisters of two of the alleged Sri Lanka suicide bombers revealed on Thursday that their siblings – described by officials as "well-educated" – became increasingly distant and "completely crazy" over the years leading up to the coordinated Easter Sunday massacre. Their comments come as reports revealed that one of the bombs was released by the police after being arrested earlier at a certain time. "He told the relatives to trim their beards and became angry and completely crazy," Samsul Hidaya, who identified himself as the sister of suspected bomber Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, told the Daily Mail. "So I just stopped talking to him because it came to the point where it ended." In an interview published on Thursday, Hidaya confirmed that her brother &#821 1; who was late 20s – was studying abroad in the UK and Australia before returning to Sri Lanka. But she says he, after coming home from Down Under, was "another man". BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN SRI LANKA CAPITAL REPAIRS STAFF TO STAY WITHIN SAFETY STRENGTHS This undead image published by the Islamic state group Aamaq news agency on Tuesday explains that Mohammed Zahran, aka Zahran Hashmi, center, says the man Sri Lanka led the Easter attack that killed more than 350 people, as well as other attackers.(AP) "I had many arguments with him," she said. "First he started quoting the script and I would say" OK, you're right. "" "But then the conversation became deeper and deeper into religion and I couldn't follow what he…

Sisters of two of the alleged Sri Lanka suicide bombers revealed on Thursday that their siblings – described by officials as “well-educated” – became increasingly distant and “completely crazy” over the years leading up to the coordinated Easter Sunday massacre.

Their comments come as reports revealed that one of the bombs was released by the police after being arrested earlier at a certain time.

“He told the relatives to trim their beards and became angry and completely crazy,” Samsul Hidaya, who identified himself as the sister of suspected bomber Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, told the Daily Mail. “So I just stopped talking to him because it came to the point where it ended.”

In an interview published on Thursday, Hidaya confirmed that her brother &#821

1; who was late 20s – was studying abroad in the UK and Australia before returning to Sri Lanka. But she says he, after coming home from Down Under, was “another man”.

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This undead image published by the Islamic state group Aamaq news agency on Tuesday explains that Mohammed Zahran, aka Zahran Hashmi, center, says the man Sri Lanka led the Easter attack that killed more than 350 people, as well as other attackers.
(AP)

“I had many arguments with him,” she said. “First he started quoting the script and I would say” OK, you’re right. “”

“But then the conversation became deeper and deeper into religion and I couldn’t follow what he said anymore”

Mohammad Hashim Madaniya, who identified himself as the sister of radical Islamic cleric Zahran Hashim (alternately known as Mohammed Zahran ), told the BBC a similar story.

Her brother has been mentioned in the media as one of the suicide bombers and possibly the mastermind of the attack. Hashim has also apparently appeared in ISIS-affiliated propaganda claiming responsibility for the bombing, which has left 359 dead and hundreds more wounded.

But before Hashim’s descent into radicalism – as evidenced by the hateful online prizes he published on YouTube – he broke into contact with his sister

“We had a very good relationship during our childhood. He was very kind to everyone in neighborhood, “Madaniya told the BBC. “But in the last two years he has not been in contact with us.”

A view of St. Sebastian’s Church damaged in suicide bombing in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Madaniya says she learned about her brother’s alleged involvement in the bombing through the media.

“I never thought he would do such a thing,” she said. “I strongly regret what he has done, even though he is my brother, I cannot accept this. I don’t care about him anymore.”

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Madaniya says Hashim went off the bar after Sri Lankan police tried to arrest him years ago for allegedly violence between Muslim groups. She also argued that her older parents left their home in Sri Lanka days before the bombing and have not heard of it since.

“It makes me believe that my brother could have been in contact with them,” she said.

Over the past three years, radical Islamic cleric Zahran Hashim, alternately known as Mohammed Zahran, has gathered one online for thousands for hateful online prompts – sometimes delivered before a banner depicts the single-minded Twin Towers – and consists of passionate conversations for “everyone not Muslims Eliminated “.

However, the police have traced the father to two sons who are suspected of blowing up in the attacks.

Mohamed Yusuf Ibrahim, a plentiful spice in Colombo – the city where many of the bombings occurred – is in custody of suspicions that he helped his sons, according to CNN.

A spokesman also told the network that one of the sons Ilham Ahmed Ibrahim had been arrested before and then released. He is suspected of targeting a hotel.

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“It was the suicide bomb of the cinnamon bomb bombing that was released earlier,” said Sudarshana Gunawardana, without elaborating.

As of Thursday, 58 people have been arrested and the police still have controlled detonations of suspects as they continue to investigate the attacks.

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