European ministers warned that dormant Islamic terrorist cells could strike at any time, heightening worldwide alerts against a possibly resurgent al Qaeda after suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia and Morocco. Both Saudi Arabia and Morocco announced the detention of suspected Islamic militants, and the Saudis said on Sunday they were looking seriously at al Qaeda links to last Monday’s bombings in the capital Riyadh. Suicide attackers killed Westerners, including Americans, in Riyadh, and several Europeans in Morocco’s Casablanca. Both Arab kingdoms have historically close ties with Washington. “There are dormant Islamic terrorism cells which could wake up and commit attacks,” Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu told reporters after meeting counterparts from Madrid, Paris and London in Spain on Sunday. “No one can say they are excluded or safe from an attempted attack by radical Islamic terrorism and that is exactly why we have to reinforce all our security measures,” Spanish Interior Minister Angel Acebes said. Full Story
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