The following is an excerpt from Nick Robins-Early | June 6, 2016 | Huffingtonpost.com |
World leaders and politicians around the globe expressed their support Sunday for families and victims of the deadliest U.S. mass shooting in modern history.
Earlier that day, suspected attacker Omar Mateen killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens more at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Authorities are investigating the killings as an act of terror, as information continues to emerge on the attack.
Many of the leaders offering solidarity following the shooting in Orlando are from countries, such as France and Belgium, that have suffered their own horrific attacks recently.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was one of the first leaders to send out condolences on Twitter, saying he was “deeply saddened.” In March, the self-described Islamic State group claimed a terror attack in Belgium’s capital of Brussels that killed 32 people.
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