California attacker supported IS

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December 4, 2015

The female suspect in the California gun attack pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group on Facebook, US officials say.

Memorial near scene of shooting in San Bernardino. 4 Dec 2015

Tashfeen Malik made the post under an account with a different name, the officials told US media.

December 4, 2015

The female suspect in the California gun attack pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group on Facebook, US officials say.

Memorial near scene of shooting in San Bernardino. 4 Dec 2015

Tashfeen Malik made the post under an account with a different name, the officials told US media.

Fourteen people were killed and 21 wounded in Wednesday's attack.

Malik and her husband Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, died in a shootout with police after the killings at San Bernardino, west of Los Angeles.

The New York Times reported that there was no evidence that IS had directed the couple in the attack.

"At this point we believe they were more self-radicalized and inspired by the group than actually told to do the shooting," the newspaper quoted an official as saying.

Tashfeen Malik is reported to have posted the message on Facebook in support of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The post has since been removed.

After the attack at a social service centre, bomb equipment, weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found in the couple's home.

Authorities have since been trying to discover a motive for the killings. The FBI has taken over the investigation.


Courtesy: BBC News