US Army soldier planned to kill ‘antifa’ activists, bomb a major news network, prosecutors say

WASHINGTON – A U.S. Army soldier shared bombmaking instructions online and discussed killing activists and bombing a news network, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

Pvt. 1st Class Jarrett William Smith, 24, an infantry soldier stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.

Prosecutors alleged Smith discussed his plan to kill far-left-leaning “antifa” activists and described how to build a bomb that could be triggered by calling a cellphone. They alleged that he said on Facebook that he was interested in traveling to Ukraine to fight with a paramilitary group known as Azov Batallion.

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