Washington (CNN)Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Paris, this weekend, in the wake of the terror attack that killed 12 people Wednesday, a Justice Department official said.
Attorney General Eric Holder to go to Paris in wake of attack
"In the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Paris, France, to attend an International Ministerial meeting on Sunday ... convened by the French Minister of Interior," the official said. "The meetings will include discussions on addressing terrorist threats, foreign fighters and countering violent extremism."
In the wake of deadly terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hedbo, the United States has repeatedly said it will work closely within its own intelligence and defense organizations to share information with French officials. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and leaders from across the aisle in the U.S. condemned the attack on "America's oldest ally."
Earlier on Thursday, the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and intelligence agencies in the U.S. said they are scrubbing their databases and evaluating targets living in the U.S. following the terrorist attacks in Paris.