US intel warns of attacks by al Qaeda ahead of Presidential elections

US is on high alert ahead of the presidential elections on Nov 8

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New York, Nov 4: With the US Presidential elections just four days away, US intelligence officials have warned of possible attacks in New York, Texas and Virginia.

Officials, citing unnamed sources, said that al Qaeda could carry out attacks a day before the US Presidential elections in important locations like New York, Texas and Virginia.

US intel warns of attacks ahead of polls

FBI, on the other hand, has said that security agencies are vigilant. "The counter terrorism and homeland security communities remain vigilant and well-postured to defend against attacks here in the United States," it said in a statement on Friday.

Although no specific locations were mentioned, all security agencies are on high alert ahead of the anticipated elections. The credibility of threat is yet to be confirmed.

Earlier this week, local police officials were warned on lone wolf style attacks in polling places.

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