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Report: U.S. Alarmed by Use of Al Qaeda Bomb Term

U.S. intelligence analysts were alarmed over the mention of a “package” in several intercepted conversations because al Qaeda has used the term in the past as code for bomb material, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Messages from what the newspaper called “suspected terrorists” about delivering “packages” to American soil led officials to raise the country’s terror-alert status last week, an official familiar with the new intelligence told the newspaper. After examining other intelligence that they declined to describe, U.S. officials concluded al Qaeda might be planning attacks with “dirty bombs” laced with radiological agents for some time this week, according to the newspaper. The intercepts also mentioned the Arabian peninsula, officials said. Full Story

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