Jihadi sleeper cells are preparing to strike the US after the Sri Lanka bombings, a terror expert has told Daily Star Online.
Three hundred and fifty-nine people were killed in the devastating Easter weekend blasts, and more than 500 were injured.
UK cops have already revealed they are monitoring churches and “specific communities” across the country – but the US may be at greater risk.
David Otto, counter-terrorism and organised crime expert at Global Risk International, has warned of copycat attacks in the wake of the slaughter.
He told Daily Star Online: “Any Daesh or al-Qaeda sleeper cell in the US will see this as a tactic worth copying but the conditions in the US and other Western states are different from that of Sri-Lanka, with a long history of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist activities.
“The threats are higher in the US as it remains ISIS and al-Qaeda’s number one enemy.”
SOURCE: Tom Towers