The Islamic State claimed Sunday’s attacks in Sri Lanka

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17 August 2019
Amaq News Agency, Islamic State's auxiliary media wing, has published a video showing Zahran Hashim and 7 others pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Sometimes referred to as "Moulvi" for his prolific sermons, Zahran reportedly blown himself up at the Shangri-La Hotel.
Curfew back in the city of Colombo; today will be 3rd night of curfew in Colombo as a fallout of Sri Lanka Terror Attack
ISIS' Amaq agency issues video showing Sri Lanka attackers pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
ISIS has issued an official statement with additional details, claiming responsibility for the Sr iLanka attacks. It names 7 individuals (using kunyas), it says were responsible: Abu Obaida, Abu Mokhtar, Abu Khalil, Abu Hamza, Abu al-Bara, Abu Mohammed, Abu Abdullah
The Islamic State claimed Sunday’s attacks in Sri Lanka
Investigations point to a thwarted plot to target a fourth hotel in Sri Lanka last Sunday
3 month ago
Indian officials have warned of intelligence that a second team of the National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) militants ready for bombing in Sri Lanka
Police in Colombo on high alert searching for a lorry and a van suspected to be carrying explosives that have entered Colombo
Sri Lanka's defense minister: Two local extremist groups, including the Tawhid group, were behind Sunday's bombings
Sri Lankan defense minister: Investigation shows that the bombings were in response to the Christchurch attack
CCTV footage has emerged of a suspected suicide bomber entering St Sebastian's Church in Sri Lanka moments before an explosion3 month ago
CCTV footage has emerged of a suspected suicide bomber entering St Sebastian's Church in Sri Lanka moments before an explosion
"The U.S. Navy and Sri Lankan Navy jointly agreed to conclude the Cooperation Afloat and Readiness Training (CARAT) exercise due to the attacks.We fully support our Sri Lankan partners during this tragic situation and offer our deepest condolences" Pentagon spox @davidweastburn
A State Department official confirms at least 4 U.S. citizens were killed in the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.
Earlier today, ISIS-linked chat groups distributed pics allegedly of "the commando brothers in Sri Lanka," noting the ISIS-affiliated banner behind them. The source of the pictures is unclear, though they were not issued through official ISIS outlets.
There's been a phone call between @POTUS and @RW_UNP about the SriLankaAttacks, according to @hogangidley45.
The initial intelligence indications are the group responsible for the attacks in Sri Lanka was inspired by ISIS, a US official directly familiar with the initial US assessment tells @barbarastarrcnn. The official said at least four US citizens killed.
Absolute chaos right near St Anthony's in Colombo. Another bomb just went off. Very loud. Rocked the ground here. Not clear if controllled. No one expected it though.
Colombo: Site of another bomb blast; seems like detonated by bomb disposal units3 month ago
Colombo: Site of another bomb blast; seems like detonated by bomb disposal units
Bomb just went off in front of @ChannelNewsAsia team. SriLanka Colombo
Fresh explosion heard in Colombo
SriLankan police told this street is closed off cause of a suspected bomb. Colombo
Sri Lanka police: 87 low explosive detonators abandoned at the Bastian Mawatha private bus station in Pettah in Colombo have been recovered
Sri Lankan president to declare nationwide emergency from midnight on Monday following Easter Day blasts
Sri Lanka says deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Colombo were carried out by the local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath
The Sri Lankan government: The bombings were carried out with the help of an international terrorist network
The number of people who died in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka has risen sharply to 290, police say.
On Easter Sunday, at least 8 coordinated bombing attacks struck Sri Lanka, targeting churches and hotels — At least 207 people are dead and 450 others wounded — 7 people have been detained in connection with the attacks
"At this time we are not aware of any current, credible or active threat domestically," says @DHSMcAleenan in statement on Sri Lanka Attacks. "Regardless, the Department is doing all it can to protect the homeland from potential violent extremists."
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the blasts as "cowardly" and said the government was working to "contain the situation"
9 foreigners among those who dead in Colombo - Colombo Hospital
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