FBI arrests 6 in US for alleged terror links - reports
20 April 2015, 12:03
San Diego - FBI agents have arrested six
people in Minnesota and California in connection with a terrorism
investigation, media in Minnesota reported on Monday.
Several of those arrested were members of
Minneapolis' sizable Somali population, Minnesota Public Radio said in a
report. There were no further details provided about the investigation or
possible criminal charges.
An FBI spokesperson in San Diego confirmed
a news conference was planned for Monday in Minneapolis but would not confirm
the six arrests.
In February, a Minnesota man was indicted
on charges of conspiring to support Islamic State and lying to federal agents
investigating recruitment by militant groups.
Dozens of people from the Minneapolis-St
Paul area, many of them Somali-American youths, have travelled or attempted to
travel overseas to support militant groups such as Islamic State or al-Shabaab
since 2007, according to US prosecutors.