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During Siege, Orlando Gunman Told Police He Was ‘Islamic Soldier’

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., June 21 – The Florida nightclub killer called himself an “Islamic soldier” and threatened to strap hostages into explosive vests in calls with police during the three-hour siege, according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. From inside the gay Orlando nightclub, the gunman, Omar Mateen told police negotiators

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