Britain warned its citizens on Friday that terrorists were planning to attack the United States.
The UK said in a travel advisory that terrorists “are likely to attempt an attack in the US. Attacks may be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners, crowded areas and transport networks. You should keep an eye on media coverage and be vigilant. .”
This comes just two weeks after the UK and the US also warned of a possible terrorist attack in Nigeria.
Given the nature of the attack, the UK states on its website that “the main threat comes from individuals who may be inspired by terrorist ideology to carry out so-called ‘Lone Ranger’ attacks on public events or venues. Attacks may occur with little or no notice. happens.”
Regarding the alert, the British government said that the United States may deploy security personnel in public spaces to prevent possible attacks. “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides public information on credible threats. An increase in law enforcement presence and tight security in public spaces and events is expected. This may include a large police presence, additional restraints and searches of luggage, and the use of screening techniques.
“There is a growing threat of terrorist attacks against British interests and British nationals around the world, from groups or individuals in conflict in Iraq and Syria. This is a time for you to remain vigilant,” it added.
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