US Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday met his European counterparts in Paris and discussed measures for the prevention of violent extremism in the backdrop of the terror attacks by the Islamist militants that killed 17 people and injured many in the French capital.
During the meeting, Holder expressed his deepest concern over the so-called lone wolf attacks in the US by the al Qaeda affiliated- Islamist militants.
“I think the possibility of such attacks exists in the United States. It is something that, frankly, keeps me up at night worrying about the lone wolf or a very small group of people who decide to get arms on their own and do what we saw in France this week,” he said.
Holder, who made appearance at several American television channels on Sunday morning, said the US and its ally partners urgently require doing a better job sharing information about the possible terror threats.
“One nation cannot by itself hope to forestall the possibility of terrorism even within its own borders,” the US attorney general said during an interview to ABC’s “This Week” program.
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has convened a global security meeting in Washington in the month of February to discuss various reasons behind the violent extremism and what efforts need to be made on domestic and international levels to counteract the terror actions.
Holder said that the people living in the United States should feel secure as the government is leaving no stone unturned to prevent attacks by Islamist militants.