Ohio State attacker may have been inspired by overseas militants -FBI | Reuters

The man who injured 11 people in an attack at Ohio State University may have been inspired by Islamic State and the late al Qaeda-linked cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, FBI special agent in charge Angela Byers said at a news conference on Wednesday.Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack a day earlier at the Columbus campus. Al-Awlaki was killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)

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Updated Date: Dec 01, 2016 00:46 AM

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