NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Counterterrorism weighed-in Monday on the series of deadly bombings that rocked Sri Lanka over the Easter weekend; saying the attacks could signify the “resurgence of al Qaeda” in the region.
"What you’re looking at is the kind of operation that would take a great deal of organization, a good deal of funding, and more importantly, a fairly large number of people for your average terrorist plot." — NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & @NYPDCT John Miller pic.twitter.com/A2AaxvL4Kz
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“What we heard, we didn’t like. Which was a complex, multi-location attack that was very well organized. And then making sure we put the pieces into place here against any similar targets,” Miller said.
“Number one, is this the resurgence of Al Qaeda, which has been expanding its network to pick up these affiliates? Because it is certainly more their style. Number two: Is this an ISIS-influenced group? When ISIS has gone from being a caliphate, gone from being an infantry, and now remains solely as a terrorist group. And number three: Is this a local group that has grown in sophistication and complexity,” Miller added.