April 23, 2019 / 10:52 AM / in 2 months

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony Shrine, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group’s AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday.

The group did not give evidence for its claim.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Nadine Awadalla

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