The Islamic State (IS) group said yesterday that a married couple -- who murdered 14 people in California last week in an attack the FBI believes is an "act of terrorism" -- were followers of the radical terrorist organization, the Washington Times website reports today (December 6, 2015).
The extremist Islamic group made its claim in an online radio broadcast. The declaration comes three days after Syed Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29, carried out a mass shooting on a holiday party for civil servants in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people.
The two terrorists died later in a shootout with police. They were both Muslim.
U.S. authorities have said that the couple may have been radicalized and their attack may have been inspired by the terrorists, but added that there was no evidence the attack was directed by the Islamic State. The San Bernardino attack was the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the savage terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001.