Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lankan carnage
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks.
The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on three churches and four hotels. If that connection is confirmed, the attacks looks likely to be the deadliest ever linked to the group.
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Terrorism is the plague of 21st century.
I hope future threats are acted upon quickly by all countries.
Not really sure what drives these people.
Are they trying to save their world?
They lived quite hedonistically in the US.
That or they just wanted some of that paradise they were promised before the fact.
There were a couple of accounts where they were "identified" as being at the strip clubs because they had their Korans with them and were saying thing like, "Allah is great!".
There was a tremendous amount of mis- and disinformation being thrown around immediately after the 9/11 attacks. I'm not a "truther", necessarily, but there was a lot of weird shit going on that time that still makes me wonder what the real story is.
They are rich themselves. That leaves mainly one reason...religious non-tolerance.
Ive been dealing with a sick elderly dad, I missed the death toll going up so much. Wow. I cant fathom that much hate against strangers.
Especially if the religion rewards you for destroying non-believers.
Sri Lanka has revised down the death toll from Sunday's blasts by more than 100, to "about 253", the health ministry says.
It has blamed a calculation error.