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December 8, 2015 10:48 am

FBI Says San Bernardino Shooters Long Radicalized; Engaged in Target Practice Prior to Massacre

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San Bernardino shooters Sayed Farook and his wife,  Tashfeen Malik. Photo: US Customs Closed Circuit TV camera.

San Bernardino shooters Sayed Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik. Photo: US Customs Closed Circuit TV camera.

The couple who carried out the deadly attack that killed 14 people here last week had long been radicalized and had been practicing at a target range days before their murder spree, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

The characterization of the husband and wife team, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, came as FBI investigators were leaning away from the theory that Ms. Malik, who declared allegiance to the Islamic State on Facebook around the time of the attack, had led her American-born husband to the violence.

Read full story at The New York Times.

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