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FBI warning on Al Qaeda threat in New York

Text by AFP

Latest update : 2008-11-26

Commuters in New York City are likely to notice increased security measures during the Thanksgiving holidays, after the FBI warned of an "uncorroborated" threat by Al Qaeda against the city's public transportation.

 
The FBI has warned New York authorities that Al-Qaeda had "discussed" attacking the city's public transportation, but said the threats were "uncorroborated," a US official said Wednesday.
  
The FBI has received "uncorroborated but plausible information that Al-Qaeda may have discussed a target at the transit system in New York City," Amy Kudwa, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security told AFP.
  
"Neither the Department Homeland Security nor the FBI has any specific information to confirm that this plot has developed beyond aspirational planning," she said.
  
The US terror alert level has not been raised, but riders on the New York subway are likely to see increased security, including uniformed officers and canine teams over the coming days, which include the Thanksgiving holidays.
  

Date created : 2008-11-26

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