Islamic State on Tuesday claiming responsibility on its official Amaq news agency, saying that according to “security sources” fighters with Isil carried out the suicide bombings which killed 321.
The group did not immediately offer any evidence for its claims.
It came as Sri Lanka’s defence minister declared the attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to be responsible.
Ruwan Wijewardene’s comments were made as the South Asian island held its first mass funeral for about 30 of the victims of Sunday’s serial suicide bombings in three high profile churches and three luxury hotels.
Sri Lankan intelligence has…