You know this could very well be the government’s attempt to ease the nations concerns. When you think about the average uninformed person, El Paso, TX and the border are way off in the middle of nowhere in their mind. If the idea of an attack is distant or “over there” somewhere most will not be too alarmed. Localizing the attack calms the populace instead of making them think a threat could be anywhere. I would bet this is strategically leaked or released info by our gov.