The responsibility of the barbaric suicide bomb attacks carried out on 8 places that included Catholic churches and tourist hotels on Easter Sunday (21st) that killed more than 300 people and injured more than 500 has been accepted by ISIS.
Foreign media has reported that ISIS has claimed the responsibility of the attacks through AMAQ propaganda agency. In a later statement, ISIS has named the seven people who, according to it, carried out the attacks. The message also included a photograph of the suicide bombers.
ISIS also names the persons who carried out the bomb attacks. According to ISIS “Abu Hamza attacked St Anthony’s Church in Colombo; Abu Khalil struck St Sebastian’s in Negombo; Abu Muhammad hit the Church of Zion in Batticaloa; Abu Obaida, Abu al-Bara and Abu Mokhtar detonated a number of explosive devices and then detonated their explosive vests at the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels in Colombo; and Abu Abdallah clashed with police officers and killed three in Dematagoda.”