New Terror Threat Targeting France

Intercepted message uncovers rumblings from al-Qaeda in Arab Peninsula
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 18, 2010 3:11 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Saudi intelligence agents have warned European leaders of yet another new terror threat, this time from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and apparently aimed particularly at France. The new information was discovered in an intercepted message indicating that the terror branch was active or about to become activated. "The threat is real and our vigilance is intact," French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said in a radio interview yesterday. France's terror alert level is at its second-highest level. At least two attacks have been foiled in the nation in the last year, CNN reports. (Read more al-Qaeda stories.)

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