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FBI: al-Qaida May Try to Poison Water

The FBI is warning that terrorists might try to poison food or water supplies, and senior bureau officials said Thursday that al-Qaida is determined to attack Americans at home even though the organization appears to have a relatively small U.S. presence. The FBI has not detected any individuals or cells actively planning attacks such as those almost two years ago that killed some 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Most al-Qaida operatives in the United States provide logistical support such as travel documents, recruitment and fund raising, said Larry Mefford, the FBI’s chief counterterrorism official. “My view is, it’s very small but it does exist,” Mefford said of al-Qaida’s U.S. presence. “Our concern continues to be what exists in the United States that we’re not aware of.” Separately, the Homeland Security Department is advising federal, state and local security officials to evaluate their security procedures in the run-up to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, but said current intelligence doesn’t warrant an increase in the national threat warning. Full Story

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