US officials: No evidence Americans targeted in new threat

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 4, 2010 15:31

WASHINGTON — The FBI and Homeland Security Department said Monday that have no indication that terrorists are targeting the US or its citizens as part of a new threat against Europe.

According to an intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security said they do believe that the al-Qaida terrorist network continues to want to attack the United States, but there was nothing pointing to anything specific, imminent or related to the European plots.

They warned law enforcement authorities to be on the lookout for suspicious activity, as it's more difficult to detect terror plots carried out by individuals or small groups.

"We are aware of, and closely monitoring, recent reporting indicating a terrorist threat to Europe," the bulletin said. "At this time, there is no indication that the reported threat is directed specifically toward the United States, its citizens, or infrastructure; however, we assess that al-Qaida and its affiliates continue to plot against the Homeland and US allies."


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