Ever since the two assailants in the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino were identified, there have been pictures circulating of Syed Rizwan Farook, but none for his accomplice and wife Tashfeen Malik.
On Friday evening, ABC News released the very first pictures of Malik.
Malik, a Pakastani national who was approved by DHS and the FBI after a counter-terrorism background check by the embassy in Islamabad, has been said to always wear a burka to the point of barely being able to see her face. However, many have questioned why her picture was not released since she did have a Pakastani passport though she was living n Saudi Arabia. Now, the world can see what the female half of the terrorist duo looks like.
Malik and Farook reportedly met on a dating website. They are believed to have met in 2013 with Malik coming to America after government approval on a K-1 fiancee visa in 2014. The couple had a six month old daughter who the left in the care of Farook’s mother under the guise of going to doctor’s appointments.
In reality, the two had more sinister plans.
The two planted three pipe bombs at the Inland Regional Center where Farook’s employer, the county of San Bernardino, had rented a room for a Christmas party. They shot and killed 14 people injuring 17 more. They were both killed during a battle with police. Farook is said to have been driving while Malik fired at police.
Their home was described by authorities as an IED making factory. Police discovered pipe bombs, IEDs, remote controlled detonation devices, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
h/t Allen West