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FBI Probing Orlando Nightclub Shooter’s Possible Link to Islamism

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether the Orlando nightclub shooter was connected to radical Islam, local media reported.

Jermaine Towns, left, and Brandon Shuford wait down the street from a multiple shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016 - Sputnik International
Gunman Shoots 40 at Gay Nightclub in Florida, Assailant Wearing a Bomb
MOSCOW (Sputnik) A gunman went on a shooting spree at the Pulse gay club in Florida on Sunday, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 40. He was shot down by a SWAT team after taking people hostage.

FBI Special Agent Ronald Hopper was cited by the USA Today daily as saying that the federal agency was treating the attack as a possible act of domestic or international terrorism. He said it was not clear whether the gunman had links to radical Islam or acted alone.

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