Lone individuals are the most likely to launch attacks in the United States following the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, according to a joint Department of Homeland Security/FBI bulletin sent to state and local law enforcement.
The advisory says lone offenders who share al Qaeda’s ideology are the greatest near-term threat because they are “unburdened by organizational constraints that can slow operational decisions by established terrorist groups.”
Individuals could try to attack low-security targets using simple improvised explosive devices or small arms, the message said. However, the May 9 advisory obtained by CNN notes that federal law enforcement officials have “no credible information to suggest that a specifically targeted plot is underway.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:46 am