Sri Lanka Minister: Easter Bombings a Response to NZ Attacks

The comments came shortly before IS asserted it was responsible, although the group gave no evidence to support its claims.

  • Published 23 April 2019

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A top Sri Lanka official said Tuesday the Easter bombings that killed 321 people were carried out by a Islamic fundamentalists in apparent retaliation for the New Zealand mosque massacres last month by a white supremacist, while the Islamic State group sought to claim responsibility for the suicide blasts at churches, hotels and other sites. The comments in Parliament by Ruwan Wijewardene, the state minister of defense, came shortly before… Read at AP News