The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the Easter day blasts in Sri Lanka which took away more than 300 lives of people.
Earlier today,Sri Lanka’s Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said the attacks were in retaliation to the Christchurch terror attacks that took place in New Zealand on March 15.
“The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,” Al Jazeera quoted Wijewardene, as saying.
Wijewardene also told the Sri Lankan Parliament that the death toll has mounted to 321,including 38 foreigners.
Seven suicide bombers carried out multiple blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday,killing 321 people in the country’s worst terror attack.
“All suicide bombers involved in the blasts are believed to be Sri Lankan nationals,” said Senaratne, the Sri Lankan Health minister.
A mass burial ceremony was held today at the St.Sebastian’s church,one of the churches that went attacked.