California shooting suspect Tashfeen Malik had reportedly travelled to India from Saudi Arabia two years ago, before she moved to the United States where she lived with her husband Syed Farook, who was the second shooter at the San Bernardino carnage last week.
Maj. Gen. Mansour Turki, a spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry, told The New York Times that Malik had flown from Saudi Arabia to India on 6 October, 2013.
Malik was born in Pakistan but her family reportedly moved to Saudi Arabia when she was a child.
Malik later returned to Pakistan to study pharmacy at the Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan. During this time, she had reportedly joined the Al-Huda institute, a religious school that is often criticised for its radical and conservative teachings.
In 2013, Tashfeen Malik reportedly travelled to Saudi Arabia in June, and then travelled once to India in October that year, the Saudi official told NYT.
It is not clear which place in India Malik visited.
Tashfeen Malik had travelled to the US on a K-1 visa and married Syed Rizwan Farook. Both reportedly stocked up ammunition and even undertook target practice before going on a mass shooting rampage at a social services centre in San Bernardino on 2 December.
Malik had reportedly pledged allegiance to Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Facebook on the day of the shooting.