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FBI says arrested 10 in July 4 plots inspired by ISIS

The 10 arrests were made within the past four weeks

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U.S. authorities thwarted plots to kill people in the United States around the July 4 holiday, arresting more than 10 people who were inspired by ISIS online recruitment, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday.

Comey told reporters dozens of people in the United States who are suspected to be under the influence of Islamic State militants have "gone dark" because of encrypted data.

He said the 10 arrests were made within the past four weeks.

FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to local law enforcement to be on alert for attacks around July 4. No such attacks occurred.

Comey did not give the details on the number of plots thwarted or their targets.

He said dozens of people in the United States who are suspected to be under the influence of Islamic State militants have "gone dark" because of encrypted data.