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ISIS Claims Credit For Ohio State Jihad Attack

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ISIS Claims Credit For Ohio State Jihad Attack


ISIS has claimed credit for a Monday attack at Ohio State University in Columbus.

A jihadi whom officials have identified as a Somali “refugee”, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, drove into a group of pedestrians with a vehicle on OSU’s campus before using a machete to hack people.

Eleven people were wounded. A campus police officer killed Artan at the scene.

Amaq, ISIS’ unofficial news agency, released a statement on Tuesday claiming credit for the attack.

The Amaq statement identified Artan as a “soldier” of the Islamic State.

There is now a channel on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, which ISIS uses to spread propagnda, dedicated specifically to Artan.

Artan was a Somali refugee who came to the US legally with his parents in 2014 after living in Pakistan for seven years. He praise Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki on a Facebook page belonging to him, and also referenced “dawla in al-sham,” Islamic emirate ISIS formed in Syria.