Wisconsin senator: More needed on mall attacker

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The chairman of the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is seeking more information on two men accused in potential acts of terror.

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is asking the Department of Homeland Security to provide information about Dahir Ahmed Adan, who was killed after he stabbed or cut 10 people at a Minnesota mall, and Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is accused of leaving bombs in New York and New Jersey.

Johnson says it's important for Congress to learn more about these men in order to evaluate efforts to counter homegrown extremism. Among other things, Johnson is seeking the men's immigration records, records on foreign travel and any citizenship applications.

Authorities have said they're looking at the Adan attack as possible terrorism, in part because an Islamic State-run news agency claimed he was a "soldier of the Islamic State." It is unclear whether Adan was radicalized.

The Republican is in a close race for re-election with Democrat Russ Feingold.
 


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