New York-based journalist and Islamic State (IS) expert Rukmini Callimachi has said that, as far as she can tell, the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka is now the “deadliest ISIS-linked attack” in the world.
Callimachi tweeted: “Still researching this, but as far as I can tell with this new death toll, the Easter attack in Sri Lanka is now the single deadliest attack both inside Iraq and Syria and beyond.”
The death toll in Sri Lanka’s attack now stands at 359, with the number of injured standing at over 500.
Callimachi further said: “Karrada attack in 2016 was 340 dead; Sufi mosque in Sinai was 311. Paris attack was 130.”