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San Bernardino mourns shooting victims

Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 01:00

Prayers are held in San Bernardino as the community tries to come to terms with Wednesday's attack which left 14 dead. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Residents of San Bernardo on Sunday attended church services to pray for the victims of last week's shooting which left 14 people dead and 21 wounded. At the San Bernardino Baptist Church, worshippers gathered for their first Sunday service since the deadly attack by U.S.-born Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his Pakistani wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29. President Barack Obama will tell Americans on Sunday what the government is doing to keep them safe following the mass killing by the couple on Wednesday (December 2) that is being investigated as an act of terrorism. In a rare Oval Office address at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT), Obama will lay out the security steps the United States has taken since Islamic State's Nov. 13 assaults in Paris that killed 130 people, as well as since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, an administration official told Reuters. Obama said during a recent visit by French President Francois Hollande to the White House after the Paris attacks that the United States and its coalition would step up efforts to counter Islamic State. He is likely to repeat that message from the Oval Office and, despite Republican criticism that he has not done enough to fight Islamic State, is not expected to unveil a major change in strategy. Obama also will say he will use "every single aspect of American power" to destroy the militant group, a U.S. official said. The official said Obama also will give an update on the investigation of Farook and Malik in the San Bernardino, California, shooting and express confidence that the United States will prevail over terrorist threats. Another senior U.S. government source told Reuters that investigators are trying to determine if Malik, who Farook brought to the United States on a fiancee visa in 2014, had radicalized her husband's Muslim faith and what sort of contacts she had with Islamic militants in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where she went to pharmacy school. The couple had four guns, some 6,000 rounds of ammunition and a dozen pipe bombs either with them or at their rented townhouse in Redlands. The source said investigators are becoming increasingly convinced they were planning multiple attacks but are unsure of the targets. Fourteen people died and 21 were wounded before police killed Farook and Malik in a street shootout a few hours later. Federal officials said the attack was an act of terrorism and are trying to determine any links to Islamic State.

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San Bernardino mourns shooting victims

Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 01:00