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Islamic State Says Its Fighters Carried Out Sri Lanka Attacks

  • Toll has hit 321 as Interpol joins investigation into bombings
  • Local group National Thowheed Jamath named as responsible
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Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the deadly terrorist blasts in Sri Lanka, as investigations intensified into Sunday’s coordinated attacks that killed 321 people in churches and high-end hotels.

"Those who carried out the attack that targeted citizens belonging to the alliance countries and Christians in Sri Lanka are fighters with the Islamic State," according to a statement on IS news agency Amaq carried by SITE, which tracks jihadist groups.