The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Orlando gay nightclub mass shooting.

According to Amaq News Agency, which is close to ISIS, a fighter with the terror group was behind the horrific attack.

“The armed attack that targeted a gay night club in the city of Orlando in the American state of Florida which left over 100 people dead or injured was carried out by an Islamic State fighter,” the agency reported.

The claim comes after the FBI said there were ‘suggestions’ gunman Omar Mateen had ‘leanings’ towards radical Islamic terrorism.

It also follows reports that Mateen called 911 and pledged allegiance to the head of ISIS before the attack.

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