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U.S. Expects More al-Qaida Strikes Abroad

U.S. counterterrorism officials say they expect additional al-Qaida bombings at lightly defended targets in Asia and Africa. Officials speaking Saturday, a day after explosions killed dozens in Morocco, described strong suspicions that al-Qaida was behind the suicide attacks in Casablanca. They noted the near-simultaneous bombings at multiple locations resembled attacks Monday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital. Another common thread is that both attacks involved relatively simple suicide bombings launched against “soft” targets that, unlike embassies or military bases, have limited defenses, officials said. “We can expect more of these,” said one official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Intelligence indicates that al-Qaida has planned a series of bombings at targets around the world, officials have said. Full Story

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