The United Kingdom (UK) has today warned its citizens about a possible terrorist attack in the United States (US).
Best News Network reports that the new terror alert is contained in the UK’s travel advisory, as it has advised its citizens in the US to be vigilant and avoid public gatherings.
The UK hinted its citizens that the terrorists might target places where foreigners gather or crowded areas as well as transportation channels.
This new development of terror alert in the US follows a similar warning given to Nigeria by the US and the UK.
They had issued security alerts that terrorists were planning to attack Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja.
The UK government also informed its citizens that the US might deploy security agents in public places to foil possible attacks adding that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued information on credible threats.
The UK travel advisory reads: “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in the USA. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners, crowded areas, and transportation networks. You should monitor media reports and be vigilant at all times.
“The main threat comes from individuals who may have been inspired by terrorist ideology to carry out so-called ‘lone actor’ attacks targeting public events or places. Attacks could take place with little or no notice.
“The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides public information about credible threats. Expect an increased presence of law enforcement and tight security at public places and events.
“This may include a heavy police presence, additional restrictions and searches on bags, and the use of screening technologies. For all current alerts within the USA and its territories, visit the DHS website.
“There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time,” it said.