The Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the coordinated bombings that occurred at churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that killed over 310 people and injured more than 500.
At least four Americans were among those killed.
ISIS published a statement today in Arabic via its Amaq news agency. The terrorist organization said it was targeting Christians and citizens of countries that were bombing its territories.
However, although claiming responsibility, ISIS did not give evidence for this claim.
Authorities in Sri Lanka initially blamed the attack on National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India (JMI). Authorities had also received an intelligence warning about NTJ 10 days in advance of the bombings which said the group was going to attack churches.