9/11 approach brings potential threat increase


In preparation for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, President Barack Obama has ordered a redoubling of counter-terrorism efforts. U.S. Officials say there has been a “credible but unconfirmed” threat from Pakistan’s tribal areas, and that a manhunt is underway for several suspects. Counter-terrorism experts did not think the threat would ultimately check out, urging citizens to remain calm but vigilant to potential suspicious activity.

Obama noted that increased security measures had already been put into effect in preparation for the anniversary, but news of the potential threat has seen those measures redoubled. In New York, some of those security measures include bag inspections on the subway, bomb-sniffing dogs and radiation monitoring equipment. The U.S. Department of Homeland security cautioned that important dates always brought threat reports, and that they are taking all threat reporting seriously.


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