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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.

    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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