Immigration file shows California shooters got engaged during 2013 Mecca pilgrimage
Tashfeen Malik, (L), and Syed Farook are pictured passing through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in this July 27, 2014 handout photo obtained by Reuters December 8, 2015. REUTERS/US Customs and Border Protection/Handout via Reuters

San Bernardino shooters Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik first met in person and became engaged during the 2013 Haj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, according to a statement Farook made as part of Malik's official U.S. visa application.


In a separate part of Malik's immigration file, provided to Reuters by congressional sources, Malik answered "no" to questions about her background and activities, including whether she had ever received weapons training or engaged in "terrorist activity." The questions were included as part of a U.S. permanent residence application, Form I-485 used by the Department of Homeland Security's immigration unit.

(Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by David Greising and Tim Ahmann)