Sri Lanka Falls Silent for Victims of Islamist Attack

SRI LANKA BOMBINGS: Sri Lanka began a day of national mourning with three minutes of silence to honor the nearly 300 people killed in suicide bomb blasts that have been blamed on a local Islamist group.

The Islamic State terror group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the deadly Easter terror attack in Sri Lanka, framing it as revenge against the “Crusader coalition” countries which defeated the terror group’s self-declared caliphate in Syria last month.

The bombings Sunday, targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, killed more than 300 people and wounded at least 500 others.