IS calls Orlando shooter ‘soldiers of the caliphate’

Beirut : The Islamic State’s radio has called the Orlando gunfire attacker “one of the soldiers of the caliphate in America.”

Al-Bayan Radio, a media outlet for the IS extremist group, on Monday hailed the attack that left 50 people dead, saying it targeted a gathering of Christians and gays and that it’s the worst attack on U.S. soil since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, reports the New York Post.

Omar Mateen (29) opened fire at the crowd present at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday. He killed 53 people and wounded several others before getting killed in a shootout with the police.(ANI)