Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, as ISIS claimed responsibility for the coordinated blasts that killed 321 people.
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded.
Sri Lanka was plunged into crisis last Friday when President Maithripala Sirisena ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and swore in ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, disturbing the country's fragile governing coalition.
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