Thursday, July 9, 2015

FBI Says It Thwarted July 4 IS-Inspired Attacks; Over 10 People Recruited Online by IS Arrested

U.S. authorities thwarted plots to kill people in the United States around the July 4 holiday, FBI Director James Comey said today (July 9, 2015), according to the Reuters website.

Comey said more than 10 people inspired by the Islamic State's (IS) recruitment online have been arrested over the past four weeks, some of which were focused on attacks around the July 4 holiday.

FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to local law enforcement to be on alert for attacks around July 4. No such attacks occurred.

Comey did not give details on the number of plots thwarted or their targets.

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