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U.S. Passenger Trains Vulnerable To Terror Attacks, Bulletin Warns

U.S. officials expressed concern yesterday that terrorists might target passenger railroads and subways in the United States after the deadly synchronized bombings on three trains in Spain on Thursday, but in a confidential bulletin to local authorities federal officials acknowledged that transit systems are difficult to secure against a sneak attack. “We acknowledge the U.S. rail sector has vulnerabilities which terrorists may choose to exploit,” said the bulletin, sent Thursday to local law enforcement officials and transit authorities. “Trains and rail stations remain potential targets for terrorist groups due to their reduced security (in comparison to airports).” Transit systems across the country, including the Washington area’s Metro system and New York’s subway, tightened security yesterday as federal officials kept in close touch with them about the latest intelligence from Madrid on the 10 tightly choreographed bombings that killed nearly 200 people during the morning rush hour on Thursday. The attacks came five weeks after a Moscow subway bombing that killed 41 people. Full Story

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