Afghans took news that the gunman in the Orlando nightclub shooting was of Afghan descent in relative stride, as politicians in the country had little to say on the matter amid sparse news coverage.

The Washington Post reported that the reaction of many Afghans were relatively muted. Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 at the Pulse nightclub, was born to Afghan parents, but beyond that, he reportedly had little experience or ties to the country.

“He was born there [U.S.], and raised there, and married there,” Jamshid Sarderzai, 26, told the paper in Kabul. “It’s a completely individual act.”

As authorities work to learn more about Mateen and his motives, they were able to determine that he was born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from Afghanistan.

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