Sri Lanka’s military says soldiers are raiding an area in the country’s east where a gunfight between troops and suspects linked to the Easter suicide bombings killed two militants and one civilian.

Maj. Gen. Aruna Jayasekara, the local military commander, said Saturday that at least three people were wounded in the gunbattle that saw at least three explosions.

Jayasekara says soldiers and police wanted to wait until daylight to carry out further raids given houses being built so close together.

In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 photo, sunlight steams in from gaping holes, as a surveyor works at St. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 photo, sunlight steams in from gaping holes, as a surveyor works at St. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Meanwhile, the military says security forces have recovered explosives, detonators, “suicide kits,” military uniforms and Islamic State group flags during the raids.

The Easter suicide bombings, claimed by the Islamic State group, targeted churches and hotels and killed at least 250 people.

A Sri Lankan Army soldier stands guard in front St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A Sri Lankan Army soldier stands guard in front St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Shoes and other belongings of worshippers lie stacked up inside St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Shoes and other belongings of worshippers lie stacked up inside St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
The interiors of St. Anthony's Church stand damaged after Sunday's bombing, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
The interiors of St. Anthony’s Church stand damaged after Sunday’s bombing, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Shoes and other belongings left by panicked worshippers are seen stacked up inside St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Shoes and other belongings left by panicked worshippers are seen stacked up inside St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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