FBI Links Pensacola Military Base Shooter to Al-Qaida
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From the LeftFBI: Shooter at Pensacola military base link to al-Qaida
The gunman in a deadly attack at a military base in Pensacola, Florida, last December was meticulous in his planning and had been radicalized overseas for at least five years, U.S. officials said Monday.
The FBI learned of the contacts between the gunman, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, and an al-Qaida operative after breaking the encryption on cellphones that had previously been locked.
Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Chris Wray held a news conference to announce the developments in the shooting late last year at the Pensacola Naval Air Station,...
From the LeftFBI finds al Qaeda link after breaking encryption on Pensacola attacker's iPhone
Washington (CNN) - The Saudi military trainee who killed three US sailors and wounded several others in a terror attack last year on a military base in Pensacola, Florida, was in touch with a suspected al Qaeda operative, according to multiple US officials briefed on the matter.
US investigators uncovered the al Qaeda connection after the FBI broke through the encryption protecting the Saudi attacker's iPhones, the officials said. Attorney General William Barr and the FBI are expected to announce the finding Monday in a news conference.
From the RightFBI finds link between Pensacola gunman and al Qaeda, official says
The FBI has found a link between the gunman in a deadly attack at a military base last December and an al Qaeda operative, a U.S. official said Monday.
Attorney General William P. Barr and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray were set to hold a news conference to announce developments in the shooting late last year at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, in which a Saudi Air Force officer killed three U.S. sailors and injured eight other people.
The FBI declined to comment ahead of the news conference.