COULD THIS HAPPEN? Al-Shabaab threatens malls, including some in U.S.; FBI downplays threat By Faith Karimi, Ashley Fantz and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN

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(CNN) It’s clearly a chilling message.

But after a video from terror group Al-Shabaab calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, how worried should shoppers be?

Watch “Al-Shabaab calls for attacks on shopping centers in U.S., Canada, U.K.” on YouTube

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told CNN Sunday that there’s “no credible or specific evidence” suggesting a U.S. mall attack is in the works. But he warned Americans to watch out.

“If anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today,” he said, “they’ve got to be particularly careful.”

The Minnesota mall is among those mentioned in the video the Somalia-based terror group apparently posted on Saturday. The video talks about Al-Shabaab’s September 2013 attack at an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, calling for similar attacks in the three Western countries. More than 60 people were killed in the Kenyan mall siege, which lasted four days.

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