(RT) – US federal authorities have issued a terror threat warning to local law enforcement officials nationwide for the July 4 holiday, according to an anonymous US official cited by local media.
No specific or credible threat has yet been indicated, but intel
gathered by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI told
local law enforcement authorities about threats from Islamic
State and other terrorist groups, USA Today reported.
The warning comes days after three deadly attacks in Tunisia,
France, and Kuwait, in which scores of civilians were killed.
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility
for the three attacks.
What has been dubbed “a day of terror” in the media
followed IS calls for war on infidels. The terrorist group has
urged attacks by “Muslims everywhere” during the holy month of
On Friday, commenting on the attacks, Department of Homeland
Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson said local authorities were
“vigilant and prepared” ahead of the celebrations on
“We will also adjust security measures, seen and unseen, as
necessary to protect the American people. We continue to
encourage all Americans to attend public events and celebrate
this country during this summer season, but always remain
vigilant,” he said.
The secretary also referred to last week’s deadly Charleston
church shooting, saying that such “acts of mass violence will
never divert, discourage or frighten us.”
The latest warning follows foiled attacks on US citizens earlier
this month: a potential assault on police officers in Boston, and
a failed attempt to attack an FBI agent during a home search of
an IS-related suspect.
Alerts such as the latest one are frequently issued before major
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