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Al-Qaida plotting to target major European cities

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Al-Qaida plotting to target major European cities

US Federal authorities on Monday denied there was any specific terror threat against Americans visiting Europe, one day after the State Department issued a "travel alert" cautioning US travelers of potential dangers in Europe due to pending al-Qaida terror plots. The latest information released on the terror threat details a list of suspected terror target sites, including such famous European landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Berlin's Brandenburg Gate and Central Station, as well as London's Buckingham Palace. The FBI and Homeland Security Department said Monday that they have no indication that terrorists are targeting the US or its citizens as part of a new threat against Europe, but the intelligence does indicate plots are underway to strike in major European cities. Dozens of Muslim militants with European citizenship are believed to be hiding out in the lawless tribal area of northwestern Pakistan, training for missions that could include terror attacks in European capitals. Britain has raised its threat level for Germany and France to "high." The threat level for England had been raised earlier to "severe." In addition, thousands of US troops based in Germany were placed under a curfew Friday night and were told not to wear their uniforms off base.

 

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