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ISIS: Paris Attack Highlights Threat to Law Enforcement

ISIS: Paris Attack Highlights Threat to Law Enforcement

On April 20, ISIS claimed responsibility for a shooting against law enforcement officers in Paris, killing one and injuring two, declaring the perpetrator a “fighter of the Islamic State.” This is the second ISIS strike this year against police officers in Europe. At this time, there are no known or credible threats to New Jersey.

ISIS: European Operations Increase in Scale and Complexity

Since declaring its so-called “caliphate” in 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has exploited European travel laws, organized teams of returning European foreign fighters, and radicalized individuals already in Europe to conduct multi-operative attacks. This capability limits law enforcement’s ability to detect and interdict attacks such as in Paris last November and in Brussels in March.