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Region Faces Security Nightmare

A suspected leading member of al-Qaeda has slipped back into Kenya, the authorities there believe. All UK flights to Kenya are being suspended in the wake of intelligence information that the threat level to British planes has increased to imminent. These two developments show that the terror nightmare is back to haunt East Africa, if it ever went away. Kenya in particular has suffered a number of attacks widely believed to have been carried out by groups linked to al-Qaeda. These include the bombing of the American embassy in Nairobi in 1998, the 2002 attack on an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa last year and – on the same day – the attempted shooting down of an Israeli airliner. Full Story

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