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Sources say over 12 Saudi servicemen to be expelled from US following Naval Air Station shooting: report

Sources say over 12 Saudi servicemen to be expelled from US following Naval Air Station shooting: report
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Over a dozen Saudi servicemen who were training at various U.S. military bases are being expelled from the country, following the deadly December shooting at a Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., sources told CNN.

In early December, 21-year-old Saudi 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani opened fire at the air station, killing three people.

Sources told the network the Saudi officers in question aren't accused of being a part of Alshamrani's plan, but have been linked to other extremist movements. Additionally, a subset of the group have been accused of possessing child pornography, according to CNN.

Spokespeople for the FBI and Justice Department declined CNN's request for comment.

Investigators still believe that Alshamrani acted alone, and it is expected that the Justice Department will conclude that the attack was an act of terrorism, CNN reports.