Homeland Security chief warns: You’d ‘never leave the house’ if you knew what I know about terror

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has a fierce warning: The terror threat is bigger than most people know.

"It can happen almost here any time. I was telling Steve on the way in here, if he knew what I know about terrorism, he would never leave the house" he said during an appearance on Fox & Friends on Friday.

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Kelly pointed to the four terror attacks across the globe that have occurred in just the last week, in the the Philippines, Egypt, Indonesia and England.

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The location where officials found the bomber's torso suggests he carried the bomb in his backpack and was propelled across the foyer, according to the Times, citing an explosive disposal technician.


Authorities found nuts and screws that had been packed inside the bomb. According to the Times, some of the shrapnel penetrated metal doors and left deep marks in the floor. 

Attackers often use these items in homemade bombs to increase the amount of damage inflicted. Media reports stated that doctors and bystanders helped remove nails, nuts, and bolts from the bodies of survivors of the bombing.


This detonator was found in the attacker's left hand. According to the Times, it's possible the device could have been operated remotely as well, suggesting the bomber could have multiple ways to detonate the bomb.


Officials found a "mangled Yuasa 12-volt, 2.1 amp lead acid battery" at the scene, the Times reported, adding that such a battery can be commonly bought for $20. The battery is more powerful than those typically found in suicide bombs, according to the Times.


All four are linked to the terror groups as well, he said.

"it's everywhere," he said of the threat of terror. "It's constant. It's nonstop. The good news for us in America is we have amazing people protecting us every day. But it can happen here almost anytime."

His comments came as Egyptian President, Fattah al-Sisi, called a meeting of security officials after masked men attacked buses and a truck filled with Coptic Christians in Minya.

Ten people have been arrested in connection to the bombing in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people and injured more than 100 others.

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In the Philippines, officials spent most of the week battling Maute guerrillas, who seized large parts of Marawi, a predominantly Muslim city in the Mindanao region, on Tuesday.

Indonesian police have arrested at least three people suspected of being linked to suicide bombings in Jakarta that were carried out on Wednesday. ISIS claimed responsibility for that attack as well.

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