Saturday, December 5, 2015

Female San Bernardino shooter pledged allegiance to ISIS

The female shooter in the San Bernardino shooting, Tashfeen Malik, pledged allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi on Facebook, three American officials familiar with the investigation told CNNon Friday.
However, one official said that Malik's post was made on an account with a different name. The officials did not explain how they knew Malik made the post.
A law enforcement official said it appeared that Wednesday's mass shooting -- which left 14 people dead and 21 wounded before the two attackers, Malik and her husband,Syed Rizwan Farook, were killed in a shootout with police -- may have been inspired by ISIS.
But none of the officials said that ISIS directed or ordered the attack. ISIS has called for people worldwide to launch attacks in its name, but isn't known to have claimed credit for what happened in San Bernardino, according to CNN (Read More)