US authorities say they have found no direct links between ISIL militants and the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Instead they are describing him as a home grown extremist who may have been inspired by radical Islamist groups.
At the same time ISIL has reiterated its claim of responsibility although it has offered no signs to indicate coordination with the Omar Mateen.
As Relatives of the victims of the atrocity search for answers, a family and friends assistance center has been set up in the centre of Orlando.
President Obama will also travel to Orlando on Thursday to pay his respects.
Speaking at the White House the president said Sunday’s attack could have happened anywhere: