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Trump says has ‘no idea’ if Las Vegas shooter linked to IS group

AFP | Aboard Air Force One |

US President Donald Trump today said he did not know whether Stephen Paddock, the gunman behind the deadliest gun attack in modern US history, was linked to the Islamic State group.

IS has twice said that the Las Vegas shooter, a 64-year- old retired accountant, was one of its “soldiers” via its propaganda news agency Amaq, without providing evidence.

Asked by a reporter aboard Air Force One whether be believed the link to be true, Trump said: “I have no idea.”