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VA hospitals may be target, advisory warns

But FBI, Homeland Security sees no specific terror threat

From Kelli Arena and Jeanne Meserve
CNN Washington Bureau

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are advising state and local agencies to be aware that terrorists could target Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.

In their weekly bulletin to law enforcement, the two agencies note that there have been reports of suspicious activity concerning U.S. military medical facilities, including ones in 2004 of possible reconnaissance activities in Bethesda, Maryland, and Aurora, Colorado.

The bulletin says, "Although investigations of these incidents have revealed no links to terrorist activity, law enforcement and security personnel should be alert to indicators of similar surveillance activities of VA hospitals and other facilities."

In conclusion, the bulletin says, "The DHS and FBI stress they are currently unaware of any credible information indicating a specific terrorist threat to VA hospitals in the United States."

Officials emphasize the advisory has been in draft form for some time and is not based on any new information. They note there are no recommendations for protective measures. They also stress there are many reports that come in daily about "suspicious activity."


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