Foreign militants a growing danger on home soil: U.S. envoy

February 11, 2015 12:14 PM

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The danger of foreign fighters and self-radicalized individuals who support Islamic State (IS) mounting attacks in their home countries is growing even as the fight against the militants makes progress, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

"I do believe it's an increasing issue," Retired General John Allen, the U.S. special envoy for building a coalition against Islamic State, told reporters in Singapore, when asked about the risk of individuals and groups hitching themselves to IS and carrying out attacks in their home countries.

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