Egyptian and several Pakistanis have been detained along with other foreigners in a massive crackdown against suspected people over involvement in multiple attacks on hotels and churches, which claimed around 359 lives in Sri Lanka.
Police said an Egyptian and several Pakistanis were among those detained overnight, although there was no immediate suggestion they had direct links to the attacks on three churches and four hotels that also wounded about 500 people. A police spokesperson also said a group of Pakistanis had been detained among an unspecified number of foreign nationals for overstaying their visas.
Its worth mentioning that Daesh has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 359 people and injured about 500 others, the group’s AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday (April 23). The claim 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 Daesh.” It offered no photographs or videos of attackers pledging their loyalty to the group.