The shooter, who killed 50 people and injured hundreds, converted to Islam “few months ago” and conducted the attack on behalf of ISIS, Reuters reports, citing terrorist group’s web site.
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the mass shooting in Las Vegas, believed to be the deadliest in modern US history.
“The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the coalition,” Reuters cited the Amaq, IS-affiliated website. “The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago.”
However, no proof was provided to back the terrorists’ claims.
Two unnamed senior US officials told Reuters that no evidence suggested a connection between the shooter and any international militant group.