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The Latest: Saudi spokesman says no sign of radicalization

The Latest: Saudi spokesman says no indication shooter was radicalized in Saudi Arabia

The Latest: Saudi spokesman says no sign of radicalization

SAN BERNARDINO, California (AP) -- The latest on the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California (all times local):

6:48 a.m.

Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki tells AP that authorities there have received no indication Tashfeen Malik was radicalized in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Turki says Saudi records show she was not a resident of Saudi Arabia and had been to the kingdom only twice. On both trips, she came to visit her family, once in 2008 for several weeks and the second time in 2013 for four months.

Malik and her American-born husband were killed Wednesday in a shootout with police hours after the couple opened fire on a gathering of Syed Rizwan Farook's colleagues. Fourteen people were killed.

The Saudi Interior Ministry confirmed Sunday to AP that Malik's father, Gulzar Ahmed Malik, has been a resident in the kingdom since the early 1980s. However, Saudi laws do not permit authorities to release further details about him since he is not a suspect.


Updated : 2021-09-26 12:21 GMT+08:00