Terror Attack At LGBT Nightclub In Orlando – DAESH Claim Responsibility

Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub, where people were killed by a gunman, in Orlando


CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State’s Amaq news agency said on Sunday that the Islamist militant group was responsible for the shooting that killed at least 50 people in a massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

“The armed attack that targeted a gay night club in the city of Orlando in the American state of Florida which left over 100 people dead or injured was carried out by an Islamic State fighter,” Amaq said.

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Key Points

  1.  Fifty people killed and 53 injured in attack on gay nightclub Pulse – the worst mass shooting in recent US history
  2.  Suspect took hostages and died in gunfight with Swat officers
  3.  He is named as 29-year-old Omar Mateen, US national
  4.  FBI says shooting is ‘act of terrorism’
  5.  Mateen investigated twice by FBI since 2013, but was not on active terrorism watch list
  6.  President Obama says Americans are united in grief and ‘resolve to defend our people’
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