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Officials strongly downplay Iraqi claim of plot to attack subways
Officials strongly downplay Iraqi claim of plot to attack subways

U.S. and New York officials strongly downplayed a claim Thursday by the Iraqi prime minister that his country uncovered a plot to attack subways in New York and Paris. The new prime minster, Haider Abadi, told reporters at the United Nations General Assembly that militants who traveled to Iraq and Syria from other countries to join the Islamic State militant group were behind the plot. Such fighters have been a chief concern of the U.S. government because some are from Western countries and have passports that would allow them to return home relatively easily to carry out attacks. But officials in the U.S. have not been put on high alert about any attack being plotted. "There is...

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