The ISIS (Islamic State) has on Tuesday claimed the responsibility of the heinous series of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that took place on Easter Sunday that has claimed the lives of more than 300 people with many more wounded.
According to ANI news reports, the ISIS, the global terrorist organization, made the responsibility claim via its Amaq news agency.
Earlier today, Ruwan Wijewardene, Sir Lankan deputy defence minister, has stated the terrorist attacks were in a retaliatory move to New Zealand’s Christchurch terror attack against Muslims that took place on March 15.
Wijewardene was quoted by Al-Jazeera news agency as saying, “The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch.”
He also told the parliament of the nations the death toll has risen to 321, including some 38 foreigners.
People gathered in Negombo on Tuesday in order to attend a mass burial ceremony following a funeral service in St. Sebastian’ church – a church that has come under the terror attack.
According to ANI news reports, the UNSC has also underlined the importance of holding the perpetrators accountable for the eight consecutive blasts in the country.
India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has on Monday stated the process to identify the deaths of Indian amongst those people reportedly killed in the eight continuous blasts that had rattled Sri Lanka on Sunday, was underway.
ISIS claims responsibility of Sri Lankan terror attacks; In retaliation to NZ’ Christchurch attack against Muslims, Lanka’ Wijewardene says