‘He patted my granddaughter on the head on his way in’: Survivors describe how Muslim suicide bomber entered church

Sri Lankan authorities fear a little-known Islamist group with links to international terrorists is behind the devastating suicide bombings that killed 290 people in coordinated attacks on churches and hotels.

Seven suicide bombers launched coordinated attacks on churches and five-star hotels and killed at least 290 people and saw around 500 injured.

The Sri Lankan government are pointing the blame at National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), an extremist Muslim group, and say they received an intelligence warning the attacks would happen ten days before.

Survivors of one of the Sri Lanka church bombings have described how a suicide bomber calmly walked past worshippers and even touched a child on the head moments before the blast.