There is a continuing terrorist threat against U.S. subways and railways, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security said in a bulletin sent to law enforcement agencies Wednesday. “Recent intelligence indicates a continued terrorist interest in conducting attacks on U.S. subways and railways,” the bulletin said. “Although the FBI possesses no information indicating a specific threat to subways and rail systems in the United States, the potential for an attack cannot be ruled out.” The FBI and DHS mention in the bulletin that Usama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda terror network has had a long-standing fascination with the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system. “An attack on a subway or rail system could cause substantial loss of life, and would have an adverse impact on public confidence, resulting in massive economic loss,” the bulletin said. Full Story
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