The Islamic State has assumed responsibility for the terrorist attacks on Sunday in Sri Lanka – said Amaq's news agency linked to the organization on Tuesday without giving any evidence.
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In coordinated attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, which are mostly performed by suicide bombers, at least 321 people and about 500 were killed. Among the victims there are at least 39 foreigners from 15 countries.
On Monday, the Sri Lankan authorities reported that the small local radical Islamic group called National Thowheeth Jama (NTJ), which until now was mostly known for the attacks on Buddhist statues in this country. However, the government argued that the attacks were carried out using a foreign terrorist network, without specifying which group it was talking about
Sri Lanka. The Islamic State took responsibility for the attacks
The perpetrators of the attack on the day of the attack on the citizens of the coalition and Christians in Sri Lanka were fighters in the Islamic state.
It did not contain any photos or videos on which militants would explain their loyalty to this terrorist organization. In terms of messages on Islamic State responsibility for terrorist acts, Amaq is considered a fairly reliable source of information
On Tuesday, Reuters said, referring to government and military sources, that one of the 40 prisoners in connection with the attacks is a Syrian citizen, and one of the Sri Lankan Deputy Ministers said the attacks were retaliation for March attacks on the Christchurch mosques, New Zealand, where 50 people died.
The Islamic State  who controlled significant areas of Iraq and Syria for some years and created a quasi-state there, was almost entirely in March that year shifted from these countries. But that does not mean the end of the organization itself, which is still active on the Internet and can carry out attacks.