FBI finds al Qaeda link after breaking encryption on Pensacola attacker’s iPhone
Last year, a Saudi military trainee killed three US sailors and wounded several others in a terror attack on the Pensacola military base in Florida. New evidence shows that the trainee, Mohammed Alshamrani, was in communication with a suspected al Qaeda operative. After breaking through Alshamrani’s phone encryption, US investigators uncovered the terrorist group connection. Alshamrani was a member of the Royal Saudi Air Force training at the Naval Air Station at Pensacola and was killed by law enforcement during the attack.