ISIS calls San Bernardino attackers ‘supporters’ of terror group

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The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is lauding the San Bernardino, Calif., gunmen as “supporters” of the group, but stopping short of claiming full affiliation.
The terror group made the proclamation on its official radio station Saturday, CNN reported.
{mosads}“We pray to God to accept them as martyrs,” ISIS said.
The group typically uses words like “soldiers,” “lions” or “fighters” to describe terrorists who attack on direct orders from ISIS leaders.
Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik are suspected of killing 14 and injuring 21 in a shooting at a San Bernardino social center Wednesday, before being killed in a shootout with police.
The FBI on Friday said it was investigating the attack as an act of terrorism.
“We have uncovered evidence that has led us to learn of extensive planning,” David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI’s field office in Los Angeles, said.
Authorities found several pipe bombs at the shooting scene and in the suspects’ home, along with tools for making improvised explosive devices and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
FBI Director James Comey said Friday that “there’s no indication that they are part of a network” of terrorists.
“The investigation so far has developed indications of radicalization by the killers and of a potential inspiration by foreign terrorist organizations,” Comey added. 
Malik reportedly posted on Facebook as the attack was unfolding, pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Tags Islamic State in Iraq and Syria San Bernardino shootings Syed Farook Tashfeen Malik

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