FBI says 'dozens' of potential US jihadist threats disrupted

FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for a hearing on threats to the United States, in Washington, DC on October 8, 2015The FBI followed “dozens and dozens” of potential jihadists across the United States over the summer and “disrupted” many of them, its director James Comey told a Senate hearing Thursday. Encouraged by extremist groups such as Islamic State (IS), the number of homegrown radicals has jumped dramatically in the past 18 months, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee was told. “This summer we were following dozens and dozens of people, all over the United States, 24/7,” Comey said.

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