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Investigators link Texas shooting to ISIS

U.S. authorities are investigating possible links between gunmen shot dead by police at an anti-Muslim event near Dallas

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U.S. authorities are investigating possible links between gunmen shot dead by police at an anti-Muslim event near Dallas and international terrorist groups, a U.S. government source said on Monday.

The source said the FBI and other U.S. agencies believed the incident on Sunday could have been instigated or directed by foreign-based militants such as ISIS, which operates mainly in Syria and parts of Iraq.

According to reports the Twitter account Shariah is Light used the hashtag #texasattack before the violence erupted with a pledge of allegiance to the ‘leader of the faithful’ in reference to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi - website Vocativ reported.

And after the shootings, the AlBritani account tweeted: “They Thought They Was Safe In Texas From The Soldiers of The Islamic State.”

The report added that the shooting happened at a cartoon drawing event, where people were apparently encouraged to draw pictures of the prophet – which was organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative – which is said to be classified as a hate group.

(With Reuters)