Sunday, 18 September 2016

Stabbing at Minnesota mall Eight injured, suspect has been shot dead

The attack happened in St Cloud, 70 miles (110km) north-west of Minneapolis. The motive is unclear. At least 8 people were wounded in the attack, the suspected attacker reportedly made references to Allah before he was killed by police officials.
Although none of the injuries were life threatening. The Islamic state has claimed the attacker was one of their soldiers. 
The suspect, who has not been identified, was said to have been wearing the uniform of a private security firm when the attack occurred.
The attacker asked at least one person if they were Muslim, Mr Anderson said, adding police "will be diligent and get to the bottom of this".

He said police have no evidence to believe more than one person was involved in the attack.
The media arm of IS said in a statement that the attacker had carried out the operation "in response to calls to target the citizens of countries belonging to the crusader coalition."
source: BBC news

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