3 Arrested in Plan to Attack Somali Community in Kansas

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By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 14, 2016 4:04 PM CDT
3 Arrested in Plan to Attack Somali Community in Kansas
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Federal prosecutors plan to announce charges related to a planned attack on the Somali immigrant community in Kansas, the AP reports. A law enforcement official said Friday that federal prosecutors in Wichita, Kansas, are announcing the arrests of three men in connection with the plot. The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Acting US Attorney Tom Beal and FBI Special Agent Eric Jackson have scheduled a news conference late Friday in Wichita. The Justice Department's National Security Division created a new position a year ago to help coordinate investigations into violent homegrown extremism, like the one that resulted in the three arrests. (More terrorist attack stories.)

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