A soldier in the US National Guard - which is under the military - and his cousin have been arrested on suspicion of planning an attack on a military facility in Illinois.
22-year-old Hasan Edmonds and his 29 years old cousin Jonas Edmonds, who are both from the Chicago area, had planned to use military uniforms and their "military insight" for a terrorist attack to support the Islamic state (IS).
The 22-year old is trained as a specialist in the National Guard and was arrested at an airport on his way to Cairo.
His cousin Jonas Edmonds, who is 29 years old, was arrested in his home in the city of Aurora in Illinois.
The two wannabe terrorists' plans were revealed during a meeting with an undercover FBI agent, where they presented a plan for an armed attack at a military facility.
Hasan Edmonds has been trained at the same military facility he allegedly planned to attack.
- It is unsettling that one of the accused wears the same uniform as those they planned to attack, says a statement from the US Justice Department.
When convicted, the two men risks 15 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 each.
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