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Minnesota has more jihadists and white supremacists than any state in the country. That's according to Minnesota's chief federal probation officer and chief federal judge.

There are currently 21 extremists on supervised release in the state. Twelve of them are jihadists. Nine are white supremacists.

Four more extremists are scheduled to be released in the next year. That means 25 extremists will be living in Minnesota communities.

The increase in extremists coming into the system demanded a strategy or plan that wasn't available nationally, chief federal probation officer Kevin Lowry said.

Read more: KSTP (Minneapolis, MN)

A 25-year-old man from Banff has been convicted of planning terrorism attacks.

Connor Ward had denied breaching the Terrorism Act, and faced trial at the High Court in Edinburgh charged with conduct which showed his intention to commit acts of terrorism.

The jury heard he acquired components for potential bombs and kept a list of Scottish mosque addresses.

Sentence was deferred after the verdict following a five-week trial.

Ward, a former psychiatric patient, claimed he was suffering from mental illness at the time he downloaded the documents.

Read more: BBC News

A suburban Chicago terrorism suspect charged with attempting to bomb a bar has been declared fit for trial nearly six years after his arrest.

The Chicago Tribune reports that at a brief hearing Monday both sides agreed 24-year-old Adel Daoud of Hillside is stable enough to stand trial, as long as he takes prescribed psychotropic medications. Daoud was arrested in an FBI sting. Agents say he placed what he believed to be an explosive device near a downtown Chicago bar.

Read more: Fox News

Eight people have been found guilty of being members of a right-wing terror organization by a court in Germany.

A federal court in Dresden handed down the verdict Wednesday after a yearlong trial of members of the so-called "Freital Group," a terror cell founded in eastern Germany in 2015 accused of firebombing two refugee homes and an office and car belonging to the left-wing, pro-immigration Die Linke party.

The seven men and one woman -- known only as Timo S., Patrick F., Philipp W., Justin S., Maria K., Mike S., Sebastian W. and Rico K. -- faced a number of charges including creating and being part of a right-wing terror group, grievous bodily harm, detonating explosives and attempted murder after allegedly carrying out five attacks using explosive devices.

Read more: CNN

Greek authorities say anti-terrorism police have cracked down on an allegedly violent neo-Nazi group, arresting five people allegedly linked to a string of arson attacks on far-left and migrant-related targets.

A police statement said eight houses have been searched in the greater Athens area and two provincial towns.

The statement says officers confiscated Molotov cocktails, 50 kilograms of explosives, shotguns, knives, cudgels, drugs and far-right banners and paraphernalia.

The five Greeks arrested on Tuesday are accused of belonging to a criminal organization, carrying out bombings and arson attacks, breaches of weapons laws and explosives possession.

Read more: Fox News