Orlando shooter traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011, 2012
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen (Photo: MySpace.com)

Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people in a gun attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012, Saudi Interior Ministry security spokesman Major General Mansour Turki said on Monday.

He said Mateen performed the umrah Islamic pilgrimage for 10 days in March 2011, and eight days the following March.

(Reporting by Angus McDowall; writing by Jon Boyle)