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WorldIslamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

15:31  23 april  2019
15:31  23 april  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Sri Lanka blasts: Aussie among those injured in bombings as memo emerges warning of deadly attack

Sri Lanka blasts: Aussie among those injured in bombings as memo emerges warning of deadly attack An Australian is among the hundreds of people injured in the Sri Lankan bombings as it emerged authorities were warned a potential terror attack was imminent. Senior cabinet minister Simon Birmingham confirmed no Australians are among the 207 people killed. Senator Birmingham said there was no indication about who was responsible for the atrocity, with no group yet to claim responsibility, which has left more than 450 people injured. In a statement the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed an Australian was caught up in the attacks.

Sri Lanka defence minister says bombings were response to killing of Muslims in Christchurch.

The Islamic State issued a statement on Tuesday morning claiming responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka . Sri Lankan authorities have stated the bombers were recruited from an extremist group called the National Towheeth Jama’ath suspected of links to the Islamic State .

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group's AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings © Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters A woman reacts next to two coffins during a mass burial of victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, at a cemetery near St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 23, 2019. The group did not give evidence for its claim.

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Father, two brothers of Sri Lanka suicide bombings mastermind killed - relative, police sources.
The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday. Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their father Mohamed Hashim, who were seen in a video circulating on social media calling for all-out war against non believers, were among 15 killed in a fierce gun battle with the military on the east coast on Friday, four police sources said.

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