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Friend of San Bernardino shooter charged with terror conspiracy

Enrique Marquez, 24, was also charged with the unlawful purchase of two assault rifles .

A LONGTIME FRIEND and former neighbour of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook was charged today with conspiring with him to commit crimes of terrorism in 2011 and 2012, a US lawyer said.

Enrique Marquez, 24, was also charged with the unlawful purchase of two assault rifles used in the deadly shooting two weeks ago in California, US Attorney for the Central District of California, Eileen Decker, said in a statement.

Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people in an attack on a year-end holiday party in San Bernadino, California.

Malik is believed to have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a Facebook post made under another name, around the time of the attack.

- © AFP 2015.

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