Apr 23, 2019

Explosives used in attacks are stronger than TNT Featured

Former STF Chief, Former DIG Nimal Lewke sharing his expert views on the terror group that carried out the Easter Sunday attacks has stated that TATP ( Tri-cyclic Acetone Peroxide) has been used in the explosions.

TATP according to Lewke is much more potent than TNT and LTTE predominately used ammonium nitrate based explosives . He added that the usage of this explosive allowed a single bomber to create such carnage at a single location.

He noted that based on the information that has been revealed at present, it clearly shows that they have received significant financial backing.

Lewke added that coordinating such an attack with multiple explosions is not an easy task and went onto note that TATP is commonly used by the Al Qaeda.