Obama to meet families of San Bernardino victims
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WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama will travel to California on Friday to meet privately with families of the victims of the San Bernardino shooting, the White House said.
The mass shooting on December 2 left 14 people dead and 21 wounded in what the FBI is investigating as a possible terrorist attack.
Obama will stop in San Bernardino while en route to Honolulu for a two-week family vacation, according to his spokesman Josh Earnest on Wednesday. No public statement by the president is expected.
Most of those who died during a holiday office party on December 2 were working for the San Bernardino County public health authority.
That meant that they worked with Syed Farook, the man who, joined by his wife Tashfeen Malik, used assault rifles to kill them.
Both Farook, an American of Pakistani origin, and his Pakistani wife were fervent Muslims, according to the FBI. The agency said they were inspired by ”foreign terrorists” and had discussed ”jihad and martyrdom” as long ago as 2013. (AFP)
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