VIDEO: Sri Lanka Suicide Bombers Pledge Allegiance to ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Newly Released Video
At least 300 people, mostly Christian, were killed Sunday and 400 more were injured in bombings at Christian churches and Western hotels on Easter morning in Sri Lanka.
Over a dozen suspects were arrested following the bombings.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the massacre on Tuesday.
— Switch TV Kenya (@switchtvkenya) April 23, 2019
#ISIS claim #SriLankaTerrorAttack via Amaq. Even before the formal claim of responsibility #IS supporters circulated various pics to celebrate #SriLankaAttacks on various social media forums. pic.twitter.com/PB1aaZ4vg8
— Saleem Mehsud (@SaleemMehsud) April 23, 2019
ISIS linked Amaq News Agency released video of the Sri Lanka suicide bombers pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi.
#BREAKING: ISIS releases the very video of the 7-8 terrorists pledging their allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the Caliph of ISIS, before attacking Sri Lanka. This means Al-Baghdadi is alive and well as allegiance cannot be pledged to a dead Caliph. pic.twitter.com/d0AkWm4G3x
— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) April 23, 2019