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Attacker identified as Somali refugee who lived in Pak for 7 yrs

Attacker identified as Somali refugee who lived in Pak for 7 yrs

Investigators are investigating whether the attack was an act of terror by Artan, who had once criticised the media for its portrayal of Muslims.

As part of that process of being admitted to the United States, the family was subjected to a lengthy background check that generally includes multiple in-person interviews, checks with federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and the collection of biometric data, including fingerprints.

Postings before Monday's attack, which left 11 injured, referenced al-Qaeda planner and propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki, whose sermons calling for violence against the West continue to provide inspiration to aspiring jihadists five years after he was killed in a USA drone strike in Yemen.

Investigators were looking into a message believed to have been posted on Facebook by Artan that contained inflammatory statements about being "sick and tired" of seeing Muslims killed and reaching a "boiling point", a law enforcement source said.

A Charlotte police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man outside an apartment complex touched off several nights of unrest in the city was justified in opening fire and will not face charges, a prosecutor announced.

The teenager, who was a Somali immigrant studying at the university, was described as a "soldier" by the terror group on Tuesday.

Authorities said late Monday a motive for the attack had not been determined and that the investigation is ongoing.

Muslim organizations, mosques, and the Somali community in the Columbus area condemned the attack, while also cautioning people from jumping to conclusions or blaming a religion or ethnic group. Byers said they have not found a direct connection between Artan and Isis.

The ISIS claim does not prove much in terms of the attack in Ohio.

He said his daughter knows the officer and that he's grateful he acted quickly to save his life and potentially the lives of other students.

Artan was in his first semester on campus and enrolled in the business school.

The university has identified the attacker as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an enrolled student.

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that Artan "should not have been in our country". Well-wishers using markers contributed Bible verses, famous quotations and sympathy to both the victims and police.

A number of students stopped by Wednesday to check out the board by the information desk in the union. Around them, a tour guide led prospective students and their parents out into the drizzling morning.

One of the 11 injured in yesterday's attack at OSU is Ohio State professor William Clark.

Four of the victims remained in hospital Tuesday.

"We do know of his Somali heritage and that will be enough for some people to falsely link this tragic incident to the faith of Islam and to the Somali and Muslim communities", she said.