After days of being at a loss for what on earth could have possibly motivated a man to drive a flaming truck through the gates of Travis Air Force Base, investigators with the FBI are now saying it just may have been terrorism.
Nice work, everyone.
On Wednesday, Hafiz Kazi, 51, set himself on fire and crashed through the gates of the Northern California military complex.
Briefing reporters on Friday, FBI special agent Sean Ragan said Kazi had no known links to terrorism, did not leave behind a manifesto, and a found cell phone video also provided no clues. “Why did this individual end up at the front gate of Travis Air Base on fire and now deceased? We don’t have the answers to that,” Ragan says.
Since then, investigators announced they are looking into it as a possible act of terrorism.
Air Force gate personnel initially thought the vehicle had crashed by accident. After breaking through the locked doors to aid the driver they realized it was loaded with five propane tanks, three gallon-size gasoline cans, and several cigarette lighters.
Kazi’s body was burned so badly he could only be identified by finger prints.
Kazi, a native of India, had been a legal resident in the U.S. since 1993 and had no known ties to Travis Air Force base and has never served in the U.S. military. Investigators have said he has no know ties to ISIS or other terrorist organizations. His first name, Hafiz, means “guardian” or “memorizer” in Arabic and is used to refer to someone who has completely memorized the Koran.
Since July 2016, 130 people in Europe alone have been killed in vehicular terrorism attacks, according to the Daily Telegraph.
feature image via CBS News
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