A video released Thursday, purportedly by the Islamic State group, threatens an attack on the White House involving suicide bombings and car blasts, Reuters reported. The video comes almost a week after the Paris attacks for which the group -- also known as ISIS or ISIL -- claimed responsibility.
In the video, Islamic State supporters applaud the attacks in Paris, which killed at least 129 people, according to a translation from Arabic provided to Reuters by SITE Intelligence Group, based in Maryland. "We will blow it up, the same as we blew up the idols in this good land," one fighter said, referring to the White House.
ISIS supporters also released a video Wednesday that suggested Times Square in New York City would be the site of an attack.
New ISIS propaganda video shows unidentified men threatening to blow up the White House, Catherine Herridge reports. https://t.co/fsAC1di8bl
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News of the videos came as United States officials denied the credibility of any recent threats. Earlier Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey assured Americans during a news conference in Washington, D.C., that while all threats were being taken seriously, no one should live in fear of an impending attack. "We see no connection between Paris attacks and the United States,” Lynch said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry also quelled fears of the possibility of an attack in the United States, Reuters reported.
"We are going to defeat Daesh. We always said it will take time," Kerry said, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.