Despite the statement of the ISIS, any evidence was provided.
Defense Minister of Sri Lanka Ruwan Wijewardene reported at the session of the parliament that the terrorist actions in Sri Lanka were the responses to the attacks of the Muslim mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. About 50 people died there and another 48 sustained injuries.
“The preliminary investigation showed that the incident in Sri Lanka was the response to the attack at the Muslims in Christchurch”, Wijewardene said.
The local government was warned about the possible terrorist actions as one of the members of the terrorist groupings began to publish the information with extremist content on his pages on the social networks. The authority thinks that the terrorists prepared for these attacks for a few months as they needed time to prepare explosives and suicide bombers.
Besides, the video with a man with the backpack crossing across the city and entering the church was published. The explosion was not recorded.
As we reported first mass funeral of the victims of a terrorist attack in Sri Lanka began.
Explosions took place in Shri Lanka. The blasts at three churches and hotels were carried out by suicide bombers on Easter Day.
According to the witnesses, the buildings in the surrounding area shook with the blast at St Anthony’s Shrine. The explosions occurred during the mass while people were celebrating Easter.
As we reported, seven suspects were detained and police also stated that people involved in the terrorist actions were identified and arrested.
All schools will be closed until Tuesday. The local authorities imposed the curfew and temporary ban for use of social networks to prevent the spread of the fake news.