CONFIRMED: California Attacker Tashfeen Malik Swore Allegiance To ISIS
Tashfeen Malik, who assisted her husband carry out Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, had sworn allegiance to ISIS.
Officials announced that the Pakistan-born 27-year-old pledged loyalty to the extremist organisation’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
She made the declaration on Facebook using a different name.
With her husband, 28-year-old Syed Farook, she massacred 14 of his colleagues and injured another 21 during a holiday party at a social services centre.
Farook, an Illinois-born restaurant inspector, had been in touch with Islamic extremists on social media, say US intelligence officials.
Police said they found a dozen more pipe bombs in a bag and nearly 5,000 rounds of ammunition at the killers’ home.
Their family lawyer spoke out and said Farook and Malik “kept to themselves,” Abuershaid said. But the interactions they did have didn’t hint at any significant changes in their thinking or demeanor, any turn to Islamist extremism, or any sign they were plotting a mass killing, the lawyer said. More