WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Three men face federal charges after federal agents say they plotted to bomb an apartment building filled with Somali immigrants in the western Kansas meatpacking town of Garden City. All three suspects are from southwest Kansas.
The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the charges at a news conference on Friday. Federal prosecutors said the three suspects are members of a group called Kansas Security Force.
Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says the three conspired to detonate a bomb at an apartment complex with about 120 residents. They were arrested on Friday after an eight-month FBI investigation.
Garden City is home to a Tyson Foods beef slaughterhouse that has drawn a diverse immigrant population to the area.
The case is the latest involving militia groups in the state. The Justice Department's National Security Division created a new position a year ago to help coordinate investigations into violent homegrown extremism like this one.
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