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Terrorist Incident Response Training

The FBI and DHS are conducting coordinated training exercises as part of our continuing mission to share information and work with public safety and private sector partners to improve overall threat response capabilities.

May 02, 2014 04:00 PM

Terrorist Incident Response Training


Last September, al Shabaab gunmen attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 70 people. In response, the FBI secured operational resources to assist Kenyan authorities.

Not long after, the Bureau—in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—formulated plans for a training exercise series to ensure that American law enforcement, other public safety first responders, and private sector entities had coordinated, effective response plans in place in case this type of complex terror attack ever occurs at a U.S. public venue.

These exercises aren’t in response to any current threat but are simply part of our continuing mission to share information and work with public safety and private sector partners to improve overall threat response capabilities.

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