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Department of Homeland Security issues National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the department's latest bulletin summarizing terror threats to the country.

WASHINGTON (WZTV)--The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the department's latest bulletin summarizing terror threats to the country.

The bulletin was started by DHS in 2015 to describe current developments or general trends regarding threats. In the current bulletin, DHS says the country continues "to face one of the most challenging threat environments since 9/11."

DHS says terrorist organizations continue to use the internet, encrypted social media apps and other technology to recruit, inspire, and direct individuals already in the country to commit terrorist acts.

These groups are pushing their recruits to target public places and events, using techniques such as vehicle ramming, small arms, straight-edge blades/knives, homemade explosives and poisons/toxins to conduct attacks.

DHS says they are working closely with the FBI to help law enforcement and businesses on the local and state levels to assist in counter-terrorism efforts. The bulletin reminds citizens of the "See something, say something" mantra and report suspicious activities to local authorities.

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