US Plays Down New Terror Attack Warning

No specific evidence, Homeland Security Chief maintains
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2007 2:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff has minimized reports of an al-Queda terrorism "spectacular" this summer, described in a secret US law enforcement document. There is no "specific, credible evidence" of an impending attack on the US, Chertoff says, according to the Boston Herald. But one senior official notes that the warnings are similar to what was received before 9/11.

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Two weeks ago, US law enforcement officials got reports warning of upcoming attacks in Glasgow and Prague, abc.com has reported. But officials in Glasgow said they had no "advance intelligence" pointing to the car-bomb attack at the Glasgow airport. Chertoff insists that intelligence is shared almost "instanteously" with the Brits and vice-versa. (Read more terrorism stories.)

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