340 handguns surrendered in act of terrorism, including at least 12 civilian deaths; at least seven of those shootings have been claimed by Islamic State and another four by another extremist group.
In the first incident, an American soldier died at Fort Hood last December as he was leaving his home to deploy in Afghanistan for the first time. He would have been the first American soldier killed on the job in 2015, when three Afghan soldiers were killed in a shooting at a base in Paktika province near the Paki더킹카지노stani border that also killed another American military member. A fifth American soldier was killed in the attack, the deadliest known act of terror on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
It wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday what role, if any, Abdulmutallab played in the January attack, but according to U.S. officials, he was a “suspect” in an arrest warrant filed by a Yemeni on December 22nd. The suspect, the FBI and the Yemeni government confirmed to ABC News Wednesday morning, had links to an Iranian intelligence agency.
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“We are deeply saddened by the horrific attack in Fort Hood that tragically took the lives of our servicemen and women,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, said in a statement. “The shooting at Fort Hood should send a clear message that U.S. policy toward radical Islam needs to change immediately.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this senseless attack,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions told reporters after meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who had urged Americans to “continue to be vigilant.”
Sessions emphasized the threat from radicalization of people of Middle Eastern and North African descent, and the need for American security personnel to take extraordinary care when handling foreign nationals. “Our first priority is not to put a