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Victims of San Bernardino attack support government in Apple case

Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27. Credit: FBI

Some of the victims of the San Bernardino attack will file a legal brief in support of the US government's attempt to force Apple to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the shooters, their lawyer told Reuters.

Apple has vowed to fight a court order requesting that it help FBI investigators break into a phone used by one of the San Bernardino killers.

Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, killed 14 people and injured 21 others in an attack on an office Christmas party in the city of San Bernadino, in California.

Lawyer Stephen Larson told Reuters: "They were targeted by terrorists, and they need to know why, how this could happen."

The brief is expected to be filed by early March. Larson declined to say how many victims he represents.


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