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US U.S. warns domestic extremists could exploit easing COVID-19 restrictions

22:25  14 may  2021
22:25  14 may  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned on Friday that domestic extremists could take advantage of easing COVID-19 restrictions to launch attacks on a broader range of targets.

logo: FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington Virginia © Reuters/Hyungwon Kang FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington Virginia

In a new national terrorism advisory bulletin, DHS said the United States in 2021 is "facing threats that have evolved significantly and become increasingly complex and volatile," including threats posed by domestic terrorists, by individuals and by "groups engaged in grievance-based violence".

DHS said social media and online forums "are increasingly exploited by these actors to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and activity."

(Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Scott Malone, Chris Reese and Daniel Wallis)

Lifted COVID-19 restrictions provide opportunities for domestic extremists, DHS warns .
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned Friday that the recent easing of some coronavirus restrictions could provide new opportunities for domestic extremists. "Violent extremists may seek to exploit the easing of COVID-19-related restrictions across the United States to conduct attacks against a broader range of targets after previous public capacity limits reduced opportunities for lethal attacks," the department warned in its"Violent extremists may seek to exploit the easing of COVID-19-related restrictions across the United States to conduct attacks against a broader range of targets after previous public capacity limits reduced opportunities for lethal attacks," the department warned in its lat

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