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Warning Issued About Possible Attack 5 Days Before NYC Subway Bombing

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A closed MTA subway station after an explosion occurred near the area of Port Authority and Times Square in New York, NY on Dec. 11, 2017. (Julius Motal/AP)

By    |   Monday, 11 December 2017 12:52 PM

The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning about a possible terror attack that could happen in the U.S., five days before a Monday subway bombing, according to the Washington Examiner.

A crude pipe bomb went off Monday in a crowded New York subway near Times Square, injuring the man it was strapped to, as well as three others.

"We assess there is currently an elevated threat of (homegrown) lone offender attacks by ISIS sympathizers, which is especially concerning because mobilized lone offenders present law enforcement with limited opportunities to detect and disrupt their plots," Robin Taylor, acting deputy under secretary for Homeland intelligence operations, said in the warning last week during a Senate hearing, the Examiner reported.

He added that ISIS remains strong in social media and in recruitment of sympathizers in the U.S., despite ISIS and al-Qaida suffering defeats on the battlefield, the Examiner reported.

"We continue to monitor the evolving threat posed by ISIS. ISIS' fighters battlefield experience in Syria and Iraq have armed it with advanced capabilities that most terrorist groups do not have," Taylor said at the hearing, according to the Examiner.

"Even as the so-called 'caliphate' collapses, ISIS fighters retain their toxic ideology and a will to fight," Taylor said at the Senate hearing, the Examiner reported.

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The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning about a possible terror attack that could happen in the U.S., five days before a Monday subway bombing, according to the Washington Examiner.
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