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Islamic State claims Sri Lanka suicide bombings, says it was behind 'blessed attack' targeting Christians on 'blasphemous holiday'

Firstpost Wednesday, 24 April 2019
The Islamic State's claim, accompanied by a photo and video of the men who they said had unleashed the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, emerged more than two days after the near-simultaneous blasts ripped through three high-end hotels.
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According to Reuters, Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253. Nearly 10,000 soldiers were deployed across the Indian Ocean island state to carry out searches and...

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