RIYADH—Supporters of Islamic Condition carried out the deadly attack in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 men and women, the militant team said Saturday in an on the internet information bulletin.
In a broadcast on al-Bayan Radio, authenticated by Website Intelligence Group, which displays and tracks radical teams on the internet, the team stated it regarded the two shooters “martyrs.” Islamic Point out tends to claim a broad selection of assaults, although its involvement is frequently disputed.
Syed Rizwan Farook and his spouse, Tashfeen Malik, are the primary suspects in Wednesday’s massacre, which took place at a accumulating of county workers, also leaving 21 men and women wounded.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday it was investigating the shooting as a terrorist act.
FBI Director James Comey explained the pair had demonstrated indicators of adopting radical tips and “potential inspiration by overseas terrorist corporations.”
Ms. Malik posted a message on Fb FB 1.seventy two % pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic Condition, Mr. Comey mentioned.
Investigators are nevertheless looking into the situation of how the few fulfilled and what led them to carry out the attack.
Mr. Comey mentioned that, so far, there are no indications the two suspects have been element of a broader terror cell, and that the two suspects hadn’t been earlier on the FBI’s radar.
Mr. Farook was a U.S. native born to Pakistani immigrants. Ms. Malik was a Pakistani nationwide who experienced formerly lived in Saudi Arabia, where her family moved for operate close to 25 many years ago.
Saudi authorities indicated on Saturday that it was not likely that the pair had met in the kingdom.
The interior ministry said Mr. Farook created two visits to Saudi Arabia. The 1st was in June 2014 for nine days to execute umrah—also identified as the lesser pilgrimage. The next was for performing the hajj in 2013. He arrived from the United Arab Emirates, entered the kingdom on Oct. 1 and left on Oct. 20.
Ms. Malik entered Saudi Arabia 2 times with a Pakistani passport to check out family, a spokesman for the Saudi interior ministry mentioned.
The first pay a visit to was in July 2008 coming from Pakistan. She stayed for nine weeks prior to returning to Pakistan. The 2nd go to was in June 2013, once more coming from Pakistan. She entered the kingdom on June 8 and left for India on Oct. 6 ahead of the start off of the hajj, according to the Saudi formal.
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