ISIS names Las Vegas killer “Abu Abdul Bar Al-Amrekini”

The Islamic State reinforced its earlier claim of responsibility for the atrocity with another communiqué Monday night, which named Stephen Paddock “Abu Abdul Bar Al-Amrekini” and said he had carried out surveillance of the concert arena opposite the hotel before murdering 58 people and injuring 515.
The first ISIS notice claimed that he had converted to Islam some months earlier. While an official US spokesman stressed there was no indication at this time of Paddock’s affiliation to any international terrorist organization,  various Middle East sources said overnight Monday that he had been in contact with certain quarters in the region, and claimed the FBI had photos recording his visits. No specific country was named in these reports.

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