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HomeBreaking NewsDomestic extremists killed 13 in 2021, US intelligence assessment finds

Domestic extremists killed 13 in 2021, US intelligence assessment finds

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Domestic extremists are “are often radicalized online and look to conduct attacks with easily accessible weapons,” an unclassified version of report done by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence found.

The version of the congressionally mandated report, sent to both the Senate and House intelligence committees in October, was made public late last week by the ODNI.

A bulletin from June 2022 and attached to the report says the domestic violent extremist landscape in the United States is “evolving” and centers around “ideological and sociopolitical” grievances which pose a “sustained threat of violence” to the American public.

Domestic violent extremists killed 13 people in 2021, carrying out “at least” four lethal attacks, according to the bulletin by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the National Counter Terrorism Center — the same number as in 2020.

“Domestic violent extremists represent one of the most persistent threats to the United States today,” the report says, echoing much of what the administration has been saying since President Joe Biden took office.

John Cohen, the former acting undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS said the numbers are part of a “disturbingly high level of violence.”

In this Dec. 11, 2014, file photo, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seal hangs on a fence at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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It’s “not just lethal attacks but targeted

Domestic extremists are "are often radicalized online and look to conduct attacks with easily accessible weapons," an unclassified version of report done by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence found. Domestic violent extremists killed 13 people in 2021, carrying out "at least" four lethal attacks, according to the bulletin by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the National Counter Terrorism Center -- the same number as in 2020. "Domestic violent extremists represent one of the most persistent threats to the United States today," the report says, echoing much of what the administration has been saying since President Joe Biden took office.

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