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Kenya Says Specific Qaeda Threat to British Airways

Kenya said on Friday there was a specific al Qaeda threat to British Airways planes flying into Nairobi and Britain warned its citizens of a “clear terrorist threat” in six neighboring countries. British Airways suspended all flights in and out of Kenya on Thursday after Britain advised against traveling there and told all British airlines to halt flights to and from the east African country. “The timeframe of the attacks was between now and the end of the month,” Kenyan minister Chris Murungaru told a news conference. “It’s a specific al Qaeda threat to British interests,” Murungaru said. “The threat was more specifically on British Airways flights to Nairobi.” Other airlines were still operating in and out of Kenya, the scene of two major attacks in the past five years, but Kenyans were dismayed by the British flight ban fearing it could hit the vital tourism trade. The British decision came after the Kenyan government released details earlier this week of al Qaeda suspect Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, who it said had been seen in Somalia and could be operating within Kenyan borders. Full Story

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