(IraqiNews.com) On Sunday, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, resulting in the deaths of over 50 revelers according to the ISIS-affiliated news agency, ‘Amaaq.’
The news agency ‘Amaaq’ was quoted by Reuters as saying: “An armed attack on a nightclub for homosexuals in the US city of Orlando, Florida, which left more than 100 dead and wounded, was carried out by [ISIS] fighters.”
US President Barack Obama described the worst shooting incident in the history of the United States as a “terrorist act.”
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the gunman killed 50 people and another 53 were wounded at Pulse Orlando, a gay club just south of downtown.
“Tonight our community witnessed a horrific crime… that will have a lasting effect on our community,” a solemn Dyer said. “We will not be defined by a hateful shooter. We will be defined by how we love each other.”