FBI says arrested 10 in July 4 plots inspired by Islamic State

Reuters News
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Posted: Jul 09, 2015 1:23 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities thwarted plots to kill people in the United States around the July 4 holiday, arresting more than 10 people who were inspired by Islamic State online recruitment, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday.

Comey told reporters dozens of people in the United States who are suspected to be under the influence of Islamic State militants have "gone dark" because of encrypted data.

He said the 10 arrests were made within the past four weeks.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)