SRI LANKA- The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, police said Wednesday.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the multiple bombings in churches and hotels on Easter Sunday. The terror group also released images purportedly showing the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka.
The images released by the Islamic State’s propaganda unit, Amaq news agency, showed extremist cleric Zahran Hashim as the mastermind of the attack. It also showed the suicide bombers who carried out Easter Sunday’s terror attack but their faces were all covered as they stood against the backdrop of an ISIS flag.
The terror group named the bombers as Abu Ubayda, Abu al-Mukhtar, Abu Khalil, Abu al-Bara’a, Abu Muhammad and Abu Abdullah.