On Monday, the Islamic State claimed that the Las Vegas shooter was one of its soldiers, the Independent reported. ISIS did not provide any evidence for this claim but added that the gunman converted to Islam before killing at least 59 people on Sunday in Las Vegas. At least 500 people were injured in the shooting.

ISIS has a history of false claims

The U.S. authorities have not identified that Paddock had any links with the international terrorism nor his purpose behind the shooting. ISIS's Amaq propaganda agency claimed that a soldier was Stephen Paddock who was later identified by Las Vegas Police as a 64-year-old retired accountant [VIDEO], according to Bloomberg.

The agency released three brief statements related to the mass shooting. The extremist group also released the Spanish version of these statements. ISIS said in the third statement that the gunman was Abu Abd el-Bar al-Amriki, meaning 'the American'. The group said al-Amriki responded to the calls of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (ISIS leader) to "target the countries of the Crusader coalition," which had destroyed many territories of the extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

ISIS has a history of spreading false claims. It claimed an attack on a Philippine casino on June 2, 2017, where a gunman had killed 36 people.

But, Philippine police later revealed that it was a robbery which was carried out by a gambling addict who was heavily indebted to the casino.

According to Bloomberg, the last historical mass shooting in the U.S. before the tragic event that took place on Sunday, happened at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in June 2016. The gunman, Omar Mateen, who had killed 49 people, identified himself as an Islamic soldier and pledged his allegiance multiple times to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Authorities have not released any information regarding the shooter's religion

Paddock, who killed himself before police entered his room, was a resident of Mesquite, Nevada. The U.S. authorities have not given any information about his religious background. ISIS attacks have been carried out by mostly young men.

According to Joseph Lombardo, Clark County Sheriff, authorities believed that October 1 attack carried out by a "lone wolf". The Department of Homeland Security said that other public venues in the United States were not currently considered to be under threat.

The extremist organization has been using social media to recruit followers and called on its members to carry out attacks in Western countries.