ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, according to a statement put out by the terrorist group’s news agency Amaq.
“The attackers who targeted citizens of the (anti-ISIS) coalition state members and Christians in Sri Lanka the day before yesterday were fighters of the Islamic State,” the claim stated.
#BREAKING: ISIS claims responsibility for the Suicide bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 on Sunday and injured more than 500. ISIS release statement through their AMAQ News Agency. pic.twitter.com/GiKvcI4hFg
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) April 23, 2019
The statement offered no evidence to support the claim, and there is no direct evidence yet that the terror group was involved. Some of their claims have been false in the past.
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A Terror group in middle east cordinated with Radicals in SL to kill brown christians for crimes of a white christian
how compassionate their God is
— Chowkidar Squinty (@squintneon) April 23, 2019