Who Were The Bombers Behind The Sri Lankan Easter Massacre?

Photo: It is believed the Easter Sunday bombings were masterminded in the Ibrahim home in Colombo. (ABC News)

Reuters: Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lankan carnage

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks.

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on three churches and four hotels. If that connection is confirmed, the attacks looks likely to be the deadliest ever linked to the group.

Both the Sri Lankan government and the United States said the scale and sophistication of the coordinated bombings suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic State.

The Islamist group released a video late on Tuesday through its AMAQ news agency, showing eight men, all but one with their faces covered, standing under a black Islamic State flag, declaring loyalty to its leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

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Update: Chilling moment one of the Sri Lanka bomber brothers shuffles from foot to foot just inches from hotel guests eating breakfast before blowing himself up in the Cinnamon Grand (Daily Mail).

WNU Editor: And the insanity continues .... Pregnant wife of Sri Lanka bomber detonates suicide vest, killing children and police (ABC News Online).

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