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Britain disputes terror link to police murder

British security sources last night were quick to distance themselves from Colin Powell’s claim that the murder of the special branch officer Stephen Oake in Manchester was linked to a leading al-Qaida terrorist harboured by Iraq. Mr Powell said terrorist cells which had infiltrated western Europe, including Britain, had “graduated” from a camp in Afghanistan run by Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian, who, he said, had close ties with Saddam Hussein’s regime. He said that according to a detainee named Abuwatia, Zarqawi’s network included “north African extremists” instructed to travel to Europe to conduct “poison and explosive attacks”. Full Story

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