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FBI: Probe so far into Calif. shooters shows signs of radicalization, not part of terror cell

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- The FBI says it is investigating the deadly mass shooting in California as an "act of terrorism."

David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office, made the declaration at a news conference Friday in California.

He also said the shooters attempted to destroy evidence, including crushing two cell phones and discarding them in a trash can. He said authorities continue to investigate the case to understand the motivations of the shooters and whether they were planning more attacks.

An IS-affiliated news agency Aamaq says the two shooters in the deadly California attack were "supporters" of the Islamic State group, but it stopped short of claiming responsibility for the attack.

Bowdich said he wasn't aware of the report but wasn't surprised IS would attempt to link itself to the attack. He said investigators are looking carefully to determine if there is an IS connection. He says neither Syed Farook nor his wife, Tashfeen Malik, was under prior investigation.

The couple opened fire at a holiday banquet for Farook's co-workers before dying in a gunbattle with police Wednesday.

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