Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on The Bombings in Mumbai

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Department of Homeland Security

July 11, 2006
(202) 282-8010

The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the bombings in Mumbai, India, as is the rest of the federal government.  At this time, there is no specific or credible intelligence suggesting an imminent threat to the homeland or our transit systems.  There are no plans to raise the nation’s threat level as a result of this atrocious act.  We will work with individual transit agencies that may choose to increase their vigilance, as a matter of prudence, at this time.  More generally, we continue to strengthen mass transit security throughout the country.

We offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to the victims and people of India.  America will continue to stand with India in the war against terror. 

Michael Chertoff
Homeland Security Secretary

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