ISIS Behind Sri Lanka Blasts That killed 321

Tue Apr 23 2019 20:14:37 GMT+0530 (IST)

The Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the multiple bomb blasts that killed 321 people and injured over 500 others in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

In the statement issued by ISIS, A confirmation was given that Islamic State Fighters carried out the attack on US-led Coalition and Christians in Sri Lanka. As many as seven suicide bombers were involved in the blasts at three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Around 40 Suspects including the driver of a Van used by the suicide bombers were taken into custody after the series of bomb blasts.  

Sri Lankan Govt Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne told local Islamist Extremist Group 'National Tawheed Jamath' (NTJ) could have carried out the attack. All the suicide bombers are believed to be Sri Lankan Nationals.