There is no indication that the shooters who killed 14 people in California are portion of a larger terrorist group, the White Residence says, even as Islamic State claimed the pair were “soldiers” of its caliphate.
A team of prime officials such as FBI director James Comey, attorney-common Loretta Lynch and secretary of homeland safety Jeh Johnson told president Barack Obama “that they had as of but uncovered no indication the killers were element of an organised group or formed part of a broader terrorist cell”.
Nevertheless the president’s group, which also incorporated other intelligence community leadership, “highlighted several pieces of information that point to the perpetrators getting radicalised to violence to commit these heinous attacks”.
The rampage in San Bernardino, which also wounded 21 people, was carried out by Syed Farook, 28, and his 29-year-old wife Tashfeen Malik.
They have been killed in a shootout with police hours soon after the attack.
The FBI stated it was operating in coordination with neighborhood authorities to pursue “any and all leads” in its investigation, the White Property stated.
The president was briefed on the newest details and directed his team to take all necessary steps to safeguard Americans, it added.
The FBI has currently announced that it is treating the investigation into the attack as an act of terrorism.
In its English-language radio broadcast on Saturday, IS stopped quick of explicitly claiming the attack but referred to the assailants as soldiers of the Khilafah (caliphate) who were “killed in the path of Allah”.
In the group’s Arabic-language radio broadcast earlier in the day, nonetheless, they referred to the attackers basically as “supporters of the Islamic State”.
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