• Comey: Federal authorities disrupted Islamic State-linked July 4 plots

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that federal authorities disrupted an undisclosed number of suspected plots timed to the July Fourth holiday to “kill people in the United States.” All of the plots, Comey said, involved suspects associated with the Islamic State terror group. The director said more than 10 people have been arrested in the past four weeks on charges related to their association with ISIL, and some of those involved plans timed to July Fourth. Comey, speaking with reporters at FBI Headquarters, declined to elaborate on the nature of the planned attacks, where they were targeted or how far plans had advanced. He did, however, refer to a number of previously publicized arrests during the past month involving ISIL suspects.

    TNS

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