ISIS claims responsibility for Ohio State attack

Politics 11/29/2016, 8:55 PM
ISIS claims responsibility for Ohio State attack

While the United States intelligence services haven't yet found any direct links between the attacker at the Ohio State University and militant organizations, the Islamic State (ISIS) declared on Tuesday that Abdul Razak Ali Artan was its "soldier." The Islamist system issued a statement through its media body Amaq, claiming the 18-year-old student born in Somalia, acted on its behalf when he drove into a crowd on campus yesterday and continued the rampage by assaulting passers-by with a knife.

Artan, a refugee with a legal status in the U.S., seriously injured 11 people. He was immediately killed by a university police officer. Media reports revealed the adolescent's posts on social media point to his fascination with al-Qaeda.

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