Ft. Hood – US largest homeland terrorist attack since 9/11?
A military psychiatrist has shot dead 12 people, and wounded 31 others, after opening fire at an Army base in the state of Texas. The attack took place at a centre where soldiers about to be deployed, undergo medical screening. The gunman, identified as Major Nidal Malik Hasan, was reported to have been killed, but is now said to be wounded and in custody. He was about to be sent to serve in Iraq. Officials say he was known to have posted discussions of suicide bombings on radical internet sites.
Counterterrorism experts are calling the incident the largest homeland terrorist attack since 9/11.