Shootout at Texas Naval Air Station could be a terror attack, claims FBI

Washington – One guard was injured, and the attacker successfully killed during a shootout that happened at the Naval Air Station ‘Corpus Christi’ in Texas, the United States. The attacker, Adam Alsahli, was a Syrian American who the investigating agency, FBI, doubts to be a sympathizer of terrorist organizations. The attack is the second such incident in the last six months perpetrated against a military base.

On Thursday morning, around 6:15 am, Alsahli rammed his vehicle into the naval station. As the barricades at the entrance halted his truck, Alsahli opened fire on the guards standing at the gate which injured one of them.  It is informed that later, as he fired at the naval station, the troops deployed for security retaliated in which Alsahli got killed.

The FBI has begun an investigation into the case and has found evidence to the attacker expressing support on social media for ISIS and Al Qaeda. As a result, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said that the possibility of the shootout being a terror attack cannot be ruled out.

The attack is the second such incident in the last six months perpetrated against a military base. Before this, a Saudi American trainee at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida had killed three US Navy personnel. The American agencies had clarified this to be a terror attack.

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