The death toll has now climbed to at least 290 people.
Sri Lankan authorities have made 24 arrests in connection to the horrific Easter Sunday bombings in the city of Colombo.
The bombings targeted Christians, with three churches and three hotels devastated by suicide bombers.
Now, Sri Lankan authorities are saying they believe that National Thowheed Jamath – an Islamist terror group – is behind the bombings. Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told reports that the government believes the group is responsible for the attacks.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Police said they discovered 87 detonators, apparently abandoned, at a private bus stand in the capital. The government has ordered round-the-clock security at all churches.”
As of yet, no group has claimed responsibility for the terror attack.
Adding an even more horrific detail to the already brutal act of terror, Sri Lankan authorities say the attackers put metal balls onto the bombs, in an effort to inflict even more serious injuries beyond the initial bomb blasts.
This brutal terror attack is yet another reminder of the fact that Islamist terrorism remains a serious threat, and that Christianity remains the most oppressed faith on Earth, two things most politicians and ‘leaders’ don’t have the guts to say.
Compare the level of outrage with what happened in Sri Lanka with Christchurch, NZ. Triple the amount of casualties and triple the amount of injured people. It offends me and other likeminded Muslims that we get special treatment and other equal humans don’t. #SriLanka
— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) April 21, 2019
Video: Bomb explodes near Church in Sri Lanka
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