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A radical Muslim terror group called National Thowheed Jamath was blamed Monday for the devastating suicide bombings that killed at least 290 and injured 500 in Sri Lanka.
Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said that seven suicide bombers from the domestic group were behind the coordinated attacks — but insisted overseas terrorists likely helped.
“We do not believe these attacks were carried out by a group of people who were confined to this country,” Senaratne said. “There was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded.”
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena said the country will seek foreign assistance to track the international links.
Ariyananda Welianga, a government forensic crime investigator, said an analysis of the attackers’ body parts made clear that they were suicide bombers.
The attacks on three churches and three hotels were carried out by individual bombers, with two striking the Shangri-La Hotel in the capital Colombo.
The bombings killed at least 290 people with more than 500 wounded, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said Monday.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that “several US citizens” were among those killed.
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