IS claims responsibility for Easter Sunday Massacre

The Islamic State is claiming that its organisation carried out the Easter Sunday attacks on three Churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka, news agencies reported a short while ago.

A Reuters report datelined Cairo was the first to  break the news.

The claim has been posted on to the extremists’ Amaq news agency saying that the attacks was the work of “fighters of Islamic State.”

These reports added that the group did not provide any evidence to support the claim.

Although investigators are still probing the group now known to be the National Thowheed Jamaat, the Government today categorically said that it had a global link.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, told parliament today Sri Lanka has entered into an era of global terror networks with Easter bombings

“These terrorists we have to consider as part of a global terror network,” Wickremesinghe said. “This is different from other conflicts we have had.”

State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene said that the attack was in retaliation to the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand.

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