Sri Lanka Terror Attack Retaliation For Christchurch Massacre

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s defense minister said Tuesday that the coordinated Easter Sunday attacks that killed at least 321 people were in retaliation for the recent Christchurch mosque massacre in New Zealand.

“Extremist group named National Thowheed Jamaath carried out Sunday’s terror attacks in response to terror attacks in Christchurch,” Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said.

The shootings in March in New Zealand killed 50 people and led the country to take swift action to approve new gun control laws.

New Zealand officials classified the alleged gunman in the Christchurch shooting as a “right-wing extremist terrorist” who appeared to post a manifesto detailing his white-supremacist worldview and who had donated to a far-right Austrian group.


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