You are here: Home » International » News » Others
Business Standard

ISIS releases pictures of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lanka carnage

The Islamist group released a video late on Tuesday through its AMAQ news agency, showing eight men, all but one with their faces covered, standing under a black Islamic State flag

Reuters  |  Colombo 

Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on three churches and four hotels. If that connection is confirmed, the attacks looks likely to be the deadliest ever linked to the group. Both the Sri Lankan government and the United States said the scale and sophistication of the coordinated bombings suggested the involvement of an ...

This article is no longer available in our repository.

There could be multiple reasons for this.

First Published: Thu, April 25 2019. 08:34 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU