On Sunday, there were suicide bombings in Sri Lanka that killed almost 300 people. As of now, there is not much info about the militant group allegedly to blame for the deaths.
There are many reports from different media outlets claiming that the Health Minister believes the attacks were from an organization by that goes by the name National Thowfeek Jamaath. The attacks were going off in Colombo, the capital and largest city in Sri Lanka.
However, there hasn’t been any proof holding the group responsible for the bombings. According to officials, a foreign government was the ones to name the group as the attacker. Be that as it may, there isn’t enough evidence to the ty the group to the attacks.
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As of now, no militant group has come forward to claim responsibility for the bombing. Officials believe that whoever is responsible for the attack weren’t working alone.
On Monday, Maithrpala Sirisena made the announcement that at midnight, the military will be able to arrest and detain any suspects. So far, 24 people are in custody.
According to those who study violent extremism, the mission for the National Thowfeek Jamaath is to generate division, hate, and fear. However,ri the group first came about on the east coast of Sri Lanka in 2009. At the time, they were vandalizing Buddhist statues. According to reports from the Indian Express, the group’s main goal is to push for Sharia Law. However, if they were the ones at the forefront of the bombings, it would mean that they are taking their efforts to a new radical area.
Raffaello Pantucci says that there had to be a lot of planning when it came to the attack. Pantucci says that a lot of people have never heard of the group. Raffaello Pantucci is a member of the London-based Royal United Services Institute for Defence, and Security Studies think tank.