IS claims 3 men who blew were their men

The ISIS group has claimed responsibility for three men who blew themselves up in clashes with Sri Lankan police, the militant group said in a statement. The men set off explosives after an hour-long gun battle with police Saturday, inside what was believed to be a jihadist hideout near the eastern town of Kalmunai, in the latest fallout from the Easter attacks.

In a statement posted Saturday by the ISIS propaganda unit the Amaq News Agency, ISIS said the three men were part of the ISIS group and detonated their bombs after the fight with police.