The radicalized Muslim and his Pakistani wife who killed 14 people in San Bernardino used the same designs as the Boston Bombers to put together 12 pipe bombs, reports suggest.
Police raided the home of US-born Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, and found a chilling cache of 4,500 bullets they didn’t use for the attack, and tools used to make explosives such as IEDS.
The armory they developed, which included the 1,600 bullets and four weapons they took to the scene of the shootout with police, could have cost them as little as $4,000.
The pair seemed to be using blueprints found in many issues of Inspire, Al Qaeda’s extremist online publication in the Arabian Peninsula. The magazine in the past has outlined how to make the bomb from household goods and without using metal components. Articles have also encouraged lone-wolf attacks on the American ‘super-rich’ and published a ‘kill list’ of potential targets.
The Tsarnaev brothers had used the plans to put together a bomb before they unleashed their own terror, killing people three and injured an estimated 264 others in April 2013, sources told NBC News.
They used a pressure cooker for the blast near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, but police found unexploded devices left by the pair in the aftermath.
Farook and Malik’s armory was uncovered as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms revealed their weapons were bought legally from a ‘family-friendly’ gun store in Corona.
A federal law enforcement source told The LA Times Farook and Malik bought the guns at Annie’s Get Your Gun.
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