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Islamic State threatens to blow up White House

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Washington: The Islamic State terrorist group in a new video released on Thursday threatened to bomb the White House and launch more attacks in Paris.

The six-minute video titled “Paris Before Rome” was produced by the IS in the Dijlah province of Iraq, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute based in Washington, Xinhua reported.

The video showed an IS fighter threatening to attack French monuments and vowing to strike the White House. “We began with you, and we shall conclude with the so-called White House,” a fighter in the video said, “We shall blow it up, just like we blew up the idols on this good land”.

Another fighter in the video threatened US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande.

“We shall burn you with our suicide belts and our car bombs, we shall track you down wherever you go”. The latest threats came one day after the militant group released a video that threatened to attack New York City.

FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday that he was not aware of any credible threat of a “Paris-type attack” in the US, and saw no connection between the Paris attackers and the US.

“IS and its supporters put out all kinds of propaganda like videos and magazines, but that is not credible intelligence,” he said.

The IS, a militant group that has overrun vast swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, claimed responsibility for the bloody Paris carnage that killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds of others.

IANS