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Police arrest teenage son of Zaharan’s successor

Police have arrested the teenage son of Easter Sunday attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim’s successor Naufer Moulavi, Police Spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Mohamed Naufer (16) was arrested in Ampara based on information provided by the State Intelligence Service (SIS),

Gunasekara said, the suspect is a member of the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), and had received weapons training under the guidance of NTJ leader Zahran Hashim.

Naufer Moulavi is believed to be the successor to Zahran and took over leadership of the terror group after the latter’s death.