Security raised amid US ‘terror threat’

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Security raised amid US ‘terror threat’


The United States said it will boost security at government buildings after threats from Islamist groups and following two attacks last week in Canada that killed two soldiers. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson called it “a precautionary step, to safeguard US government personnel and facilities, and the visitors to those facilities.” He cited continued “public calls” by terror groups for attacks in the US and other countries as well as the two attacks last week in Canada. Both of the attacks came as Canada deployed fighter jets to join US-led air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq. Police say both assailants were converts to Islam with alleged extremists views.

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