IS claims deadly Toronto attack: propaganda agency


People sign a makeshift memorial where people are adding flowers and messages to honour and remember the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting.

BEIRUT - The Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a weekend shooting that killed two people in Canada&39;s Toronto.

The group&39;s propaganda agency Amaq said the attacker was "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.

Toronto police on Monday identified the 29-year-old man as Faisal Hussain of Toronto.

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Hussain was found dead after an exchange of gunfire with police.

Police said they were releasing his identity "due to the exceptional circumstances of this tragic incident and the public interest in knowing the man&39;s identity."

Toronto&39;s police chief said that the authorities have not yet determined a motive for the attack.