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MBTA collaborating with authorities after warning of subway attacks

MBTA Transit Police say they’re aware of Iraqi government warnings of a possible Islamic State plot targeting subways in France and the United States, and they’re staying in “close contact” with State Police, Boston police, the FBI, and the Transportation Security Administration.

“There is no information that either the MBTA or Boston is a specific subject of this report,” the MBTA said Thursday in a statement. “As always, we ask that customers and employees remain vigilant and report any suspicious incidents to the MBTA Transit Police.”

Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday that captive Islamic State militants told his intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United States and Paris, The Associated Press reported.

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A senior Obama administration official said no one in the United States government was aware of such a plot, adding that the claim was never brought up in meetings with Iraqi officials this week in New York. President Barack Obama met with al-Abadi Wednesday, the AP reported.

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