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Shooting spree at San Bernardino leaves 14 dead


San Bernardino, California: A gruesome shooting spree incident at Inland Regional Center, San Bernardino left at least 14 people killed and several others injured on Wednesday afternoon.

Reportedly three persons barged into Inland Regional Center, a non-profit organisation that helps people with developmental disabilities and started indiscriminate firing.

Witnesses said, the culprits were heavily armed and fled in a black sports utility vehicle after the shooting spree.

Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation reached the spot and cordoned off the centre. Forensic teams and bomb disposal squads carried out combing operations in the area.  have arrived at the scene.

Police resorted to a massive manhunt drive to nab the criminals. The fleeing SUV was however who confronted and a gunbattle ensued between the law enforcers and the suspect ensued. Two of the suspects were killed in the clash. One of the suspects was reportedly a woman.

The US media reported on Thursday that one of the suspects had been identified as Syed Farook.

Though Police did not elaborate much on the massacre, a high-powered probe was on to look into several possibilities, including workplace violence and terrorism.

The shooters attacked a holiday party on the campus of a social services agency. the rampage brought back chilling memories of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 27 persons were gunned down in December 2012.


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Obama to spell out steps to fight terrorism during address to nation

President Obama

Washington: US President Barack Obama will address the nation on Sunday on steps to fight terrorism in the wake of California shooting attack, the White House said.

Obama will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into Wednesday’s attack in the Californian city of San Bernardino in which two shooters killed 14 people and injured 21 others, Xinhua quoted the White House as saying on Saturday.

The steps taken by the US government after the attack were aimed at fulfilling Obama’s highest priority: keeping American people safe.

“The president will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it,” the statement said.

Obama will reiterate his firm conviction that the Islamic State will be destroyed and that the US “must draw upon our values — our unwavering commitment to justice, equality and freedom — to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology,” it added.

While IS has claimed that the attackers were its followers, it makes the situation more worrying for the US as it proves that IS has reached US soil in some way.

Attack in Paris was an evidence how deadly can IS be.