India warned Sri Lanka about the attacks

India warned Sri Lanka about the attacks

India’s intelligence service warned Sri Lankan officials just two hours before the first bomb blast on Easter Sunday were reportedly based on information from an ISIS suspect. Delhi alerted the terror-hit country of a specific threat against churches ahead of the suicide bombings which killed 359 people, including at least 45 children.

Some of the information given in the weeks leading up to the attacks on luxury hotels and churches was gleaned from an ISIS suspect arrested in India, a Delhi official told CNN

He revealed to investigators the name of his protégé, Zahran Hashim, who is the chief suspect behind the bombings.

He revealed to investigators the name of his protégé, Zahran Hashim, who is the chief suspect behind the bombings.

The name of purported National Thowfeek Jamaath leader Moulvi Zahran Hashim, pictured pledging allegiance to ISIS, was given to Sri Lanka officials by India’s intelligence service, who had garnered it from an ISIS suspect.

ISIS terrorists pledge allegiance before Sri Lanka attack. Hashim was seen in footage of the purported suicide bombers released on Tuesday by ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
In a statement posted by IS’s Amaq news agency website, the group said: ‘The perpetrators of the attack that targeted nationals of the countries of the coalitions and Christians in Sri Lanka before yesterday are fighters from the Islamic State.’

Colombo has pointed the finger at little-known Islamic extremist group National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) but acknowledged that they may have had international help.

A minister said Tuesday the bombers may have struck in revenge for attacks on two New Zealand mosques last month which left 50 dead.

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