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Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

To more at­tacks with pos­si­ble ter­ror­ist ties on Amer­i­can soil. Luck­ily, no one died in the at­tacks that oc­curred in St. Cloud, Minn., and New York City over the week­end. On Satur­day night, a So­mali im­mi­grant dis­guised him­self as a se­cu­rity guard be­fore un­leash­ing a knife at­tack at a mall in the north­ern Min­nesotan city, in­jur­ing 10 peo­ple be­fore an off-duty po­lice of­fi­cer shot and killed him. The at­tacker asked one shop­per if he was Mus­lim dur­ing the at­tack, po­lice said. While au­thor­i­ties have not con­firmed a link to any ter­ror­ist groups, the Is­lamic State has as­serted re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack. Also on Satur­day night, a bomb­ing in Brook­lyn in­jured 29 peo­ple while sev­eral more bombs were dis­cov­ered by po­lice in the area and in New Jersey. Those in­ci­dents have been tied back to a 28-year-old Afghan im­mi­grant, who was ap­pre­hended Mon­day fol­low­ing a large-scale man­hunt, po­lice re­ported. Ac­cord­ing to the New York Times, friends and fam­ily no­ticed a change in the sus­pect fol­low­ing his re­turn from trips to Pak­istan. It’s yet an­other sad re­minder that the world we are liv­ing in to­day is dra­mat­i­cally dif­fer­ent and more un­pre­dictably dan­ger­ous than those of the past.

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