IS claims responsibility for deadly Sri Lanka blasts

4/23/19

Sri Lanka attacks

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The Islamic State group said Tuesday, without providing evidence, that it was responsible for a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds of others on Easter Sunday.

The claim came through the militant group’s Amaq news agency.

Also Tuesday, Sri Lanka’s state minister of defense told parliament that those who carried out the attacks did so in retaliation for attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last month.

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