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Blair authorised terror alert troops

The prime minister gave his personal authorisation for soldiers to be drafted in to boost security at Heathrow airport and other sites in London, say Downing Street. A total of 450 troops have joined 1,000 extra police officers in patrolling the airport as part of a tightening of security at sites across the capital. The heightened security is linked to intelligence concerns that al-Qaeda may try to use surface-to-air missiles in the UK or US this week. It is compounded by US security chiefs warning of possible terrorist attacks in the US and Middle East towards the end of the week, including the use of poisons, chemicals and a device to spread radioactivity. Full Story

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