Via: Sky News US Team
The San Bernardino attackers were “supporters” of Islamic State, claims a news agency affiliated to the extremist organisation. The FBI says Wednesday’s gun massacre in San Bernardino is being probed as an “act of terrorism” as investigators have uncovered evidence of “extensive planning”.
David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, said the couple behind the “horrific” attack tried to destroy evidence, including crushing two mobile phones. The husband and wife dumped the devices in a bin near the crime scene, but officials recovered the handsets and are hoping to uncover the suspects’ digital footprint.
Mr Bowdich said neither of the attackers – Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik – was on the intelligence radar, even though they had “telephonic connections” with the subjects of FBI investigations. However, FBI Director James Comey said on Friday there is no current indication the couple were part of a larger organised network, group or cell.
Aamaq, a news agency affiliated with the Islamic State (IS), says the San Bernardino shooters were “supporters” of the extremist group, though it stopped short of claiming responsibility for the attack. It has also emerged Malik praised IS on Facebook as she and her husband began spraying bullets at his colleagues in the county health department. According to law enforcement officials, the Pakistan-born 27-year-old swore allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.
A Facebook executive says Malik posted the material under an alias account at 11am on Wednesday. That was about the time she and her husband, 28-year-old Farook, stormed into the social services centre and opened fire with assault weapons, killing 14 people and injuring 21. An attorney for the Farook family told reporters on Friday that the gunman’s relatives said he’d been teased about his beard by colleagues.
Authorities have said Farook and Malik stockpiled 12 pipe bombs, tools to make more explosives and nearly 5,000 rounds of ammunition at the property. US President Barack Obama spoke on Friday with UK Prime Minister David Cameron about the fight against IS, a day after British bombers made their first strikes on the group in Syria
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