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The Islamic State Group claimed to identify attackers



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The Islamic State Group claimed to identify the attackers who believed that the Sri Lankan Easter suicide bombing was responsible for the killing of more than 320 people.


The group made a full statement on its Aamaq news agency late Tuesday evening, in which every attacker was allegedly deployed. It only nominated each attacker and did not specify their nationality.


The group, which has lost all the areas held once in Iraq and Syria, has created a series of unsupported claims of responsibility.


It did not present any picture or video of the attackers who pledge their loyalty to the group, who are often with such claims.


The terrorist group said that there were six suicide bombers, who drowned themselves among the victims before committing themselves. It said that an attacker got into confrontation with the police in the Dematagoda.


The group said that the attackers targeted citizens of the American-led coalition who fought ISIS and made Easter a "Infidel holiday."


New Zealand's Prime Minister's Office says that she is aware of the comments linking Sri Lankan's Easter bombings to the mosque's attacks in Christchurch, although it "has not seen any such intelligence that this kind of evaluation can be based on is."


This statement came after the statement of Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene on Tuesday, who claimed in Parliament without submitting evidence.


The office of New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacqueline Ardney also said that it was understood that "Sri Lanka investigation of the attack is in its early stages."


50 people were killed in Christchurch shootout in March.


Sri Lankan Defense Minister says that "Easter Sunday bomb blast" was carried out "in retaliation" for attacks on mosques on March 15th in Christchurch, New Zealand.


Ruwan Wijewardene commented on in parliament on Tuesday, provided without evidence or tell where information came from.


He said that coordinated bomb blasts on churches, luxury hotels and other sites have killed 321 people and injured 500.


The government has blamed a local Islamist terrorist group for the attacks.



CTM News | 23rd April 2019

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