Report: Intel Officials Warn of Potential Terror Attack Monday

CBS says no targets named, but lists New York, Texas, Virginia as possibilities
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2016 6:31 AM CDT
Report: Intel Officials Warn of Potential Terror Attack Monday
A file photo of Camp X-Ray, the now-closed detention center for al-Qaeda militants at Guantanamo Bay.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(Newser) – Intelligence officials are worried about a possible al-Qaeda attack Monday in the US, reports CBS News. The story, based on anonymous sources, says intel officials have warned terrorism task forces to be on particular alert the day before the election. The story notes that such warnings often surface before big events in the US, with the sources saying the warning was passed along out of extreme caution. CBS reports no specific targets were identified, but says "it is believed" that New York, Texas, and Virginia could possibly be in the crosshairs.

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Last month, the Times of London reported that al-Qaeda has been regrouping and poses a genuine threat to the West. It's "been quietly rebuilding itself," the story quotes an intelligence source as saying. "They watched ISIS become the big kid on the block. Al-Qaeda is biding its time. It will still be there when ISIS is done." (Read more terror threat stories.)

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