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ISIS Claims Credit for Minnesota Attack

The so-called Islamic State widely known as ISIS claimed credit for a knife-attack that wounded nine people at a Minnesota mall. The terrorist group called the attacker, Dahir A. Adan—a Somali immigrant to the United States—a “soldier of the Islamic State,” through its Amaq propaganda channel. ISIS said Adan answered its calls to attack civilians in countries targeting ISIS in Iraq and Syria. But the generic claim of responsibility does not clarify the relationship between the attacker and ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and does not immediately indicate that the attack was coordinated from abroad. The attack began a little after 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud. Police said the attacker was wearing a private security uniform and mentioned Allah during the attacks. He injured eight people before being shot by an off-duty police officer.