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Kenya flights grounded over al-Qaida attack fears

Britain suspended flights to and from Kenya last night after the threat level to UK civil aviation was raised to its highest level, “imminent”, following warnings that one of the most wanted al-Qaida suspects was believed to be planning another attack in east Africa. The highest warning since September 11 was issued after Kenyan security services said that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the man believed to be behind the 1998 US embassy bombings and last year’s failed attempt to shoot down a plane carrying Israeli tourists from a holiday resort near Mombasa, had been sighted in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and was now thought to be operating in Kenya. “We believe he’s in Mombasa now. He came back from Somalia,” said Matthew Kabetu, head of Kenya’s anti-terrorism unit. “I cannot give specifics, but we are told he’s around … we are very concerned.” Full Story

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