- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Air Force members from North Dakota are among the 100 military members whose names and addresses were posted online by a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division.

The group said it was posting the information to encourage Muslims in the U.S. to kill the military members.

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says the list includes six Air Force members from North Dakota.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren says there’s no indication the information was obtained through a government data breach. He says it could’ve been gathered from public records and social media.

Warren says it’s unclear whether the group actually is related to the Islamic State group whose fighters and buildings in Iraq and Syria have been bombed by U.S. and coalition aircraft.

Minot Police Cpt. John Klug says the department is working with the Minot Air Force Base to “ensure the safety and security” of base personnel.


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