The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the gruesome bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 300 on Easter Sunday and injured over 500. Sri Lanka had earlier named the local Islamist group, National Thouheed Jama’ath, an extremist group, for the terror act. The terror strike had triggered international outrage.
According to a senior Sri Lankan minister, Islamists carried out the strikes to take revenge for the Christchurch shootings in New Zealand.
The Islamic group revealed on its news agency al-Amaq made the claim on the encrypted messaging app Telegram that suicide bombers were “fighters of the Islamic State”. The statement came after an unconfirmed video posted on social media earlier by an affiliated group suggested that the ISIS was behind the Easter horror.