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The US Department of Homeland Security will provide an “extraordinarily high level” of surveillance and security to all areas of New York associated with the United Nations General Assembly, secretary Jeh Johnson said.

On Saturday, an explosion erupted overnight in Manhattan’s busy Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29 people. Later that day, a bomb exploded near a US Marine Corps charity race in the city of Seaside Park, New Jersey, about 82 miles south of New York City.

“The Department of Homeland Security is actively monitoring and participating in the investigations of the explosions in New York and New Jersey yesterday… Any area in New York City associated with UNGA will therefore be subject to an extraordinarily high level of surveillance and security,” Johnson said in a statement on Sunday, as quoted by the Department of Homeland Security.

According to Johnson, thousands of personnel will be deployed in New York.

The 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly is held on September 13-26, 2016 in New York.

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