the attacks on Sri Lanka is, apparently, also the alleged mastermind of Hashim died. The government announced and corrected at the same time, the number of victims by 100 down to 250 Dead.
The alleged mastermind of the attacks in Sri Lanka, Islamist leader Zahran Hashim, according to the government, in one of the attacks killed. Sri Lanka's head of state, Maithripala Sirisena said that the secret services had informed him that Hashim had died in the attacks at a Hotel in Colombo. Whether Hashim was one of the suicide bombers, not shared with Sirisena.
The IS-a mouthpiece for Amaq published photo is to show the Islamists leader Zahran Hashim in the middle.Hateful sermons in Online forums and
Hashim was considered the leader of the Islamist group National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), which is responsible for the attacks. He was apparently in the centre of a Confessor video of the jihadists militia "Islamic state" (IS). Before the attacks in Sri Lanka Hashim was the General Public largely unknown. In Online media, he had thousands of followers, he published hateful sermons on YouTube and Facebook. Local media, according to Hashim founded the NTJ in the year 2014.
support for the attacks had the local extremist group of the terrorist militia "Islamic state". This is also the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison confirmed now. The IS have helped the local extremist group, among other things, to determine the objectives for the bloody deeds, said Morrison.casualty figures corrected
After the completion of the autopsies, the Sri Lankan authorities had to be corrected, the number of killed people: About a hundred people less were killed. So far, the assumption was 359 dead. "It could be 250 or 260," said the Director-General of health services.
came To the wrong assumption of it, as, according to the Ministry of health after the explosions on Easter Sunday, several severely mutilated bodies are double-counted. In addition, the condition of the bodies make it difficult to give an exact number.hundreds of Muslims on the run
soldiers stand on Sri Lanka in front of a Church guard.
meanwhile, anger is growing in the country on Muslims. Out of fear of acts of revenge and intimidation, hundreds of Muslims in mosques and a police station seeking protection. In Negombo, in the West of the country, many Muslims would have had to vacate their properties, because the owners of retaliation feared actions on their land, said Ruki Fernando, the human rights group Inform.
Some of the Muslims had also fled of their own accord, after the Unknown to be penetrated into the city in their homes and they had failed. In a mosque in the city of up to 700 Muslims have sought refuge, therefore, is probably. Around 120 more protection in a police station. Several hundred Muslims were in a mosque in about 25 kilometers away in Pasyala.
President Sirisena appealed to the population to the small group of Muslims in the country under General suspicion.