The Islamic State (ISIS) group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a weekend shooting that killed two people, injured 13 in Canada’s Toronto.
The group’s propaganda agency Amaq said the attacker was carried out by “one of the soldiers of the Islamic State”.
“He carried out the attack in response to calls to target nationals of countries of the coalition” fighting IS in Syria and Iraq since 2014, it said.
Canada police revealed that 29- year old Faisal Hussain, killed two-a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman in the shooting rampage on a Toronto street on Sunday evening, Canadian police said.
He was found dead near the scene of the shooting after an exchange of gunfire with police.
The attack in Toronto’s bustling Greek town neighborhood at around 10:00 pm Sunday also wounded 13 people aged 10 to 59, officials said.
Hussain’s family, in a statement to CBC News, denounced his “horrific actions” and said he was suffering from mental problems and had history of severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life”.
They added that medications and therapy had proven been unable to treat him.
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