`US at sharp state of alert and security measures`
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Last Updated: Friday, September 02, 2011, 22:04
Washington: US remains at a heightened state of vigilance ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 even though there is "no specific or credible information" about any possible terrorist attack, a top Obama administration official said on Friday.

"While there is no specific or credible intelligence that al Qaeda or its affiliates are plotting attacks in the United States to coincide with the ten year anniversary of 9/11, we remain at a heightened state of vigilance and security measures are in place to detect and prevent plots against the United States should they emerge," the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said in a statement.

He said as the country approaches the 10th anniversary of 2001 terrorist attacks, the safety and security of the American public remains highest priority.

"While threats remain, our nation is stronger than it was on 9/11, more prepared to confront evolving threats, and more resilient than ever before," she added.

Homeland security is a shared responsibility, and everyone plays an important role in helping to keep our communities safe and secure, she said.

"We remind our federal, state, local partners, and the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement authorities," Napolitano said.


First Published: Friday, September 02, 2011, 22:04

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