Sri Lanka Blasts: ISIS claims responsibility for the attack that killed 321
Colombo : Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility of serial blasts in Sri Lanka which killed over 320 people and injured more than 500 people. The Sri Lankan government has blamed the two domestic Islamist extremist groups for carrying out the attack, but they believe that it was done with the help of an international network.
In the early investigations, it has been found that the attacks were conducted as an act of revenge for the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, a month ago, a junior minister told parliament.
The Islamic State, claiming responsibility of the attacks, posted a message by its Amaq propaganda agency. The terror outfit, however, has not attached any proof to support their claim.
A statement on the terror group's official agency read, "The suicide bombers were fighters of the Islamic State".
The statement came after an unconfirmed video was posted on social media by an affiliated group suggesting that the ISIS is behind the attacks. US intelligence had earlier said that the attacks bore some hallmarks of the ISIS.