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Security heightened on New York subway


In New York police doubled patrols in the city’s subway system. It was one visible result of the two bombings in Moscow’s metro on Monday.

Security was heightened, as mass transit hubs were flooded with police presence. US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speaking on Canadian TV stressed any city could become a target.

“We face a common enemy, whether you are in a Moscow subway or a train in Madrid, or an office building in New York. They are unfortunately not just after Americans, but they’re after Europeans, they’re after Canadians, they’re after people who stand up against them and what they are promoting.”

New Yorkers have had to live with the fact that their city is what’s been called, “ a high value target “ since the attack on the World Trade Centre.

The precautionary measures included the likes of an army presence in the Grand Central Terminal while US detectives are currently working in 11 foreign cities to prevent extremists hitting New York.

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