Police: California shooters were in contact with terrorists
Lead gunman revealed to have been in contact with several international terrorists, and recently traveled to Saudi Arabia.
Police sources revealed to CNN on Thursday that Syed Farook, the 28-year-old American citizen who together with his wife and apparently his brother conducted Wednesday’s brutal shooting attack in California, was in contact with terrorists.
The investigators told the station that Farook was in touch by phone and social media with more than one international terror suspect, without specifying what terror groups they belonged to.
In the shooting at a Christmas party in a San Bernardino social services center, 14 people were murdered and another 21 were wounded. Farook worked at the county’s public health department that hosted the event.
An investigation of Farook and his wife’s house later revealed thousands of more rounds of ammunition, 12 pipe bombs, and hundreds of tools that could be used to create pipe bombs or improvised explosives, according to police.
Just shortly before the terror link announcement, US President Barack Obama told journalists that “at this stage, we do not yet know why this terrible event occurred.
“We do know that the two individuals
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