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Islamic State claims one of its 'soldiers' carried out Orlando shooting

An undated photo from a social media account of Omar Mateen, who Orlando Police have identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at a gay nighclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S., on Sunday.  

The Islamic State (IS) on Monday claimed responsibility for the shooting that killed at least 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida, in an official broadcast on the group’s Albayan Radio.

“One of the Caliphate’s soldiers in America carried out a security invasion where he was able to enter a crusader gathering at a nightclub for homosexuals in Orlando, Florida ... where he killed and injured more than a hundred of them before he was killed,” the group said in its broadcast.

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