Sri Lankan authorities: Jihadis part of “radical extremist Islamist group,” 24 Muslims arrested, death toll now 290

Monday, April 22, 2019
By Paul Martin

APR 22, 2019

This is the first sign in the Western establishment media that this was a jihad attack; the media in India reported this all day yesterday.

“Sri Lanka attacks: Death toll soars to 290,” BBC, April 22, 2019:

The death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday.

Police said 24 people had been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks.

About 500 people are injured and dozens of foreigners are among the dead….

It remains unclear who was behind the attacks. There is also no information on the identity of the 24 people arrested.

The government has said they believe suicide bombs were used at some of the sites.

The BBC’s Azzam Ameen in Colombo says the attackers are thought to be part of a “radical extremist Islamist group” according to authorities….

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