World on alert following attacks in Brussels

The world is on high alert following today’s deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, but U.S. authorities say there is no credible threat to the country.

“At present, we have no specific, credible intelligence of any plot to conduct similar attacks here in the United States,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson said in a statement. “That said, we remain very focused on the threat posed by lone terrorist actors who may lack direct connection to a foreign terrorist organization; we are concerned that such radicalized individuals or small groups could carry out an attack in the Homeland with little warning. We also remain very engaged in the effort to identify and disrupt foreign terrorist fighters who may seek to travel to or from the United States.”

At least 30 people were killed and 230 more wounded following terrorist bombings at a subway station and the city’s airport, according to media reports. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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