Cities Worldwide Step Up Security Amid ISIS Strikes

Cities around the world said they are stepping up security as governments and intelligence services responded to three apparently ISIS-inspired terror attacks that left dozens dead and raised the threat of more Islamist attacks, NBC News reported. The New York Police Department said it was ramping up security and adding hundreds of officers to its counter-terror unit, even though there was no specific threat to the city, NBC New York reported. British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande held emergency security summits in the wake of bloody attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait — which ISIS claimed to have perpetrated — and in France, where a worker with ties to radical Islam beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a U.S.-owned gas factory. "The murders in Tunisia and the events in France and Kuwait are a very stark reminder that we can never take our security for granted," said Britain's defense secretary Michael Fallon, amid reports than many of the tourists killed in the Tunisia attack were British. Tunisia Prime Minister Habib Essid said his government would close 80 mosques not under state control within a week, accusing them of "spreading venom."

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