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US Struggles to Pursue Domestic Terrorists After N.C. Substation Attacked

An attack on power substations by gunfire on Saturday in North Carolina put radical homegrown extremists on America’s radar.

The blackouts persist along with a curfew and state of emergency. Homegrown terrorism of this nature is typically not treated as so severely as foreign.

“The difference between AQ and U.S. citizens who are white supremacists or who belong to domestic violent groups is that with an individual who is part of al-Qaeda there is a foreign connection,” one former senior law enforcement official told Newsweek. “That means we can bring a different approach.”

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