Terrorist organisation, ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings which killed 321 people in Sri Lanka.
The group issued a statement this morning saying it targeted Christians citizens of [US-led] coalition countries” in the eight blasts which ripped through churches and hotels during the Easter celebrations.
ISIS’ statement comes just as the country’s defence minister said the attack was in retaliation for the March white supremacist attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand which killed 50 people.
Sri Lanka’s government blamed two domestic Islamist extremist groups for carrying out the Sunday attack but expressed belief that the terrorists had help from an international network such as ISIS.
ISIS claimed that the bombings were carried out by “soldiers of the Islamic state”
It makes no claim that the attacks had been directed by ISIS operatives abroad, such had been speculated after the bombings.
The terror cult did however claim the attack was specifically targeted at Christians and “