Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attack which killed over 200 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
ISIS claimed responsibility on Tuesday and said the multiple suicide bombings which killed at least 321 people and injured about 500, were carried out in retaliation for the Christchurch mosque shooting in New Zealand which killed 50 people last month.
This was contained in a statement by Islamic State’s Amaq news agency, Daily Mail reports.
They referred to the suicide bombers who carried out the attack at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka as “Islamic State fighters”.
A statement by the terrorist group’s news agency Amaq read: “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.”