Islamic State militants, communicating via the Aamaq news agency, have claimed that followers of the extremist organization carried out last Wednesday’s attack in San Bernardino, California, which claimed the lives of 14 people and left 17 more injured, many of them critically.
American-born Syed Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27, stormed the Inland Regional Centre -Farook’s workplace- clad in tactical gear and carrying a multitude of weapons. They fled in a black SUV but were tailed, and armored police units intercepted the vehicle. Both Farook and Malik were shot dead by police after a fierce gun battle.
The FBI confirmed that the pair were not known to them, while police said that the couple appeared to have been planning the attack for some time.
Authorities are now treating the incident as a terrorist matter, after Malik posted some messages on social media pledging alliance to ISIS.
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