The Islamic State extremist group issued a threat against the Lebanese Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and six other locations worldwide reported An Nahar daily on Sunday.
The threat prompted the university administration to cancel an academic event that was scheduled at the campus on Sunday.
An Nahar listed the six other locations as:
3 locations in Paris, 2 in Rome, one in Indonesia
A security source told the daily that there are no specific details about the nature of the attack that the IS may make.
Lebanese authorities have however been informed of the threat and “they are taking all the necessary measures to confront every terrorist act.”
“The security forces take every rumor or piece of information seriously,” stressed the source.
This development comes 10 days after the IS claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing at Beirut’s southern suburbs of Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold.