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US: No Credible Information on Reported IS Threats

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People mourn outside "Le Carillon" restaurant a week after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, Nov. 22, 2015.

People mourn outside "Le Carillon" restaurant a week after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, Nov. 22, 2015.

The U.S. State Department says it has "no information to confirm" reports that Islamic State plans to launch more attacks in France, the United States and elsewhere on Sunday.

Their statement came in response to a question about information posted by the online activist group Anonymous, which said it had uncovered information about imminent plots that also included sites in Italy and Lebanon. The group did not provide specific proof, but said it had forwarded relevant information to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Britain's MI5 intelligence agency.

One of the supposed targets is a professional wrestling event Sunday night in the southeastern U.S. city of Atlanta. The FBI said in a statement Saturday that it takes all threats seriously, but that it had no "specific or credible information of an attack at this time."

The State Department declined to comment on whether it is taking any extra security precautions at its facilities around the world, but said it is "already operating at a high level of security based on recent events."

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