The FBI is investigating more than 100 suspected Islamic extremists in the US military, following the 2009 “lone wolf” attack by an alleged Al-Qaeda sympathizer that killed 13 people at a Texas army base, a news report said.
About a dozen of the cases are considered “serious” threats involving suspects believed to be actively planning attacks or in contact with dangerous extremists, National Public Radio reported.
The potential internal threats come from active duty military as well as reserves and civilians with access to military installations, the radio broadcaster reported.
In November 2009, US Army Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on his fellow soldiers at a base in Fort Hood, Texas, killing 13.
An investigation revealed that Hasan was in contact with Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Yemeni American imam tied to Al-Qaeda.