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In this undated and unlocated TV grab taken from a video released by Al-Furqan media, the chief of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears for the first time in five years in a propaganda video. (AFP )
In this undated and unlocated TV grab taken from a video released by Al-Furqan media, the chief of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears for the first time in five years in a propaganda video. (AFP )

Sri Lanka bombings: Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in a video

  • A video by Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi surfaced on Monday night, showing him speaking to others in the room
  • Four of the suspected bombers are said to have gained training in Iraq, Syria and Turkey

New Delhi: Days after a series of eight suicide blasts killed nearly 250 in the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka, a video by Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi surfaced on Monday night, showing him speaking to others in the room.

While investigators in India are trying to get to the bottom of the video, a report on The Washington Post has also revealed that investigators have found that at least one of the attackers responsible for the blasts, had travelled to Syria to seek training.

While four of the suspected bombers are said to have gained training in Iraq, Syria and Turkey, it was also reported that the suicide attackers learnt techniques of bomb making and other skills in Syria.

Last week, Mint had reported that Indian intelligence agencies have warned that militants from South Asia who had gone to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) are returning home to pursue their stated aim of setting up Caliphates in their home countries.

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