Ahead of 9/11 anniversary, US makes note of global threats
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Ahead of 9/11 anniversary, US makes note of global threats

Government facilities on ‘heightened state of alert’ as terrorists ‘continue to plan attacks in multiple regions’

The State Department in Washington, DC, December 14, 2014. (AP/Luis M. Alvarez, File)
The State Department in Washington, DC, December 14, 2014. (AP/Luis M. Alvarez, File)

WASHINGTON — Ahead of Sunday’s 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the State Department is reminding US citizens about threats around the world and urging Americans to be vigilant about their personal security.

The department’s latest worldwide caution says “current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions” and that extremists “may use conventional or nonconventional weapons to target official government and private interests.”

The US government says extremists remain interested in “soft targets” such as high-profile public events; hotels, clubs and restaurants; places of worship; schools; shopping malls and markets; public transportation systems; and events where Westerners gather in large numbers, including during holidays.

The department notes that US government facilities worldwide remain at a “heightened state of alert.”

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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