In a CCTV footage, one of the seven suicide bombers in Sri Lanka was seen patting a young girl’s head seconds before the powerful blast ripped through the church and killed nearly 100 worshippers on Easter Sunday.
Suspected bomber in Sri Lanka Blast case. (Photo: Reuters
The video shows the bearded man, wearing a large, heavy backpack, placing his hand on the child, who is with an adult, as they almost bump into each other outside the St Sebastian’s Catholic church in Negombo on Sri Lanka’s west coast.
The suspect then calmly walks in through a side door, passing dozens who chose to stand outside during the Sunday mass and steps between pews packed with worshippers.
The service was already underway when the terrorist blew himself up close to the altar, killing 93 people.
#WATCH Colombo: CCTV footage of suspected suicide bomber (carrying a backpack walking into St Sebastian church on Easter Sunday. #SriLankaBombings (Video courtesy- Siyatha TV pic.twitter.com/YAe089D72h
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The footage obtained by Sri Lankan media ends one frame before the suspect detonates his device inside the packed church.
ISIS terror group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the bombings of three churches and posh hotels, Sri Lanka’s worst terror attack, that killed 321 people.