Who is Zahran Hashim, Alleged Mastermind of One of the Sri Lanka Attacks?
Shortly after bombing attacks struck Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, media reports began disseminating the name of one of the terrorists responsible for events that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500 others.
The alleged suicide bomber and mastermind behind the attack on the Shangri La hotel has been identified as Islamic extremist Moulvi Zahran Hashim. An Islamist extremist imam, he was a prolific lecturer for National Tawheed Jamaath.
The Jerusalem Post reports citing CNN, that Hashim also wanted to attack the Indian High Commission in Colombo earlier this month, but the attack was thwarted. According to the CNN report, that attack was planned for April 4.
CNN also noted that at least two suicide bombers were responsible for some of the attacks that took place on Easter Sunday.
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