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ISIS claims responsibility for Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

April 23, 2019 4:47 P.M. (Updated: April 25, 2019 4:30 P.M.)
COLOMBO (Ma'an) -- ISIS terror organization claimed responsibility, on Tuesday, for a series of coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday, in Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo, which killed 321 people and injured 500 others.

The claim said, "The perpetrators of the attack that targeted nationals of the countries of the coalitions and Christians in Sri Lanka before yesterday are fighters from Daesh."

However, the terror group did not give evidence, such as photographs or videos of attackers pledging their loyalty to the group.

It is noteworthy that Sri Lankan officials blamed a local extremist group for the attacks.

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