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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack outside a Texas art show featuring cartoon depictions of the prophet Mohammed, SITE Intel Group reports.
A statement read in a bulletin on the group’s Al Bayan radio station Tuesday said that “two soldiers of the caliphate” carried out Sunday’s attack, the jihadist monitoring service said.
The statement from the group, also known as ISIS and ISIL, said: “We tell … America that what is coming will be more grievous and more bitter and you will see from the soldiers of the Caliphate what will harm you, God willing,” the Associated Press reported.
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It is the first time ISIL, which controls vast swaths of Syria and Iraq, has claimed responsibility for an attack on U.S. soil. The claim could not be independently verified by USA TODAY.