Ministry of Interior of Republic of North Macedonia said a terrorist attack was thwarted, but there was no data on terrorists and the location, except that it was said that ISIS was behind a potential assault.
-Ministry of Internal Affairs after previously exchanged operational information with partner country regarding potential plans and intentions for committing a terrorist act on the territory of the Republic of Northern Macedonia by members of radical structures supporters of ISIS, conducted operational-tactical measures aimed at the identification of possible organizers, logisticians and potential perpetrators of the attack, the ministry said.
The US embassy in Skopje has also come out with this statement.
There is a heightened risk of terrorist attacks inspired by extremist ideology in North Macedonia. Terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology are intent on attacking civilians, including U.S. citizens traveling abroad. Terrorists increasingly use less sophisticated methods to target crowds in public places, including pistols, vehicles, and edged weapons.
Terrorist attacks and other security incidents often take place without any warning, and U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance. Extremists increasingly aim to identify and attack “soft targets,” such as: shopping malls and markets, airports, hotels, clubs and restaurants, places of worship, schools, parks, and high-profile public events (sporting contests, political rallies, demonstrations, holiday events, celebratory gatherings, etc.), said US Embassy in Skopje./IBNA