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Leading Nations Vow Fresh Action to Fight Al Qaeda

Western nations, Russia and Japan pledged new joint action to fight al Qaeda Friday as Britain erected concrete barriers round parliament and the United States issued precautions against a possible truck bombing. A Homeland Security Department bulletin obtained by Reuters gave detailed information on threats involving “vehicle borne improvised explosive devices” — commonly known as truck or car bombs. “(The department) has no specific information to indicate that a truck bombing of any kind is currently being planned in the United States,” said the bulletin, whose distribution list included major U.S. companies. But the department said it wanted to advise the public as well as people who “own and operate facilities” about possible indicators of “terrorist attack planning.” The United States has raised its domestic terror alert status to orange — the second-highest level — and many other countries have stepped up warnings to citizens since bloody suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia and Morocco last week. Full Story

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