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Australia Put on Alert as UK Warned of Hijackings

There are new warnings of imminent terrorist attacks in Britain involving a hijacked aircraft being flown into a building, and Australia has been named as a potential terrorist target. The Sunday Telegraph reported that the FBI had uncovered intelligence that al-Qaeda was plotting to hijack an aircraft in Britain – probably at Heathrow or Gatwick airport – within the next two months and fly it into an important building. Australia, the United States and Italy were also named as possible targets by an FBI spokesman quoted in the report. Earlier this month, the Prime Minister, John Howard, admitted that Qantas jets in London could be at risk. London was placed on the highest alert last month after the FBI warned British intelligence agencies that an al-Qaeda suicide bomb attack in London and other cities could be imminent. In other developments, government officials in the US and Europe said the activities of at least six groups in the US suspected of links to al-Qaeda were being monitored. Full Story

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