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Breaking: Governor confirmed ISIS involvement in Sri Lanka attacks

Breaking: Governor confirmed ISIS involvement in Sri Lanka attacks

A video has emerged on social media claiming responsibility for the series of bomb attacks on Easter Sunday, April 21 that killed at least 325 and injured more than 600 people in Sri Lanka.

Government of Sri Lanka Mahamood Lebbe Alim Mohamed Hizbullah has dismissed allegations that National Thowheed Jamaat was responsible for the multiple bomb blast on Sunday.

Speaking to The Leaders Online today, Hizbullah confirmed the involvement of ISIS and foreign involvement in the brutal terror attacks on Sri Lanka.

‘This bloody day is our reward to you’: IS-linked group posts chilling video claiming responsibility for Sri Lanka massacre.

An unconfirmed video posted to social media by an Islamic State-linked group appears to suggest the Islamic extremist group was behind Easter Sunday’s church and hotel bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people and wounded more than 500.

The video, purportedly from Al Ghuraba Media, which is not an official IS channel but is believed to be run by supporters of IS, features the chilling message along with photos of three of the alleged suicide bombers.

The men, who are described as “assailants” rather than the more common “martyrs”, are named as Abul Barra, Abul Mukhtar and Abu Ubaida and appear in front of a black IS flag giving the one-finger salute.

Initially, on Monday, Sri Lankan authorities pinned the blame on homegrown extremist groupNational Thowheeth Jama’ath, but said it suspected the group had “international support”.

However, ISIS does not reflect the true understanding of Islam and they are labeled as extremists by the Muslims in Sri Lanka themselves.

Sri Lanka’s Muslim Religious Affairs Minister Mohamed Hashim Abdul Haleem has called upon mosques to play a vital role in information gathering from the Muslim community in view of the bomb blasts over the weekend.

Speaking at a press conference he claimed that the bomb attacks on Easter Sunday was an attempt to break the Sri Lankan community.

“What happened is an attempt to break the harmony of the community. For so many years we have lived like brothers,” said the 62 year old Hashim of the United National Party.

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