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AP: al-Qaida Planned to Attack Embassy

Al-Qaida operatives planned to simultaneously drive a car bomb and fly a small plane laden with explosives into the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in June, according to a Kenyan police account of the interrogation of a terror suspect. The plot is detailed in a police statement seen by The Associated Press and could explain why the new U.S. Embassy in Nairobi closed on four days that month. Salmin Mohammed Khamis, one of six men charged with murder for bombing a Kenyan hotel in November 2002, told police of the plan after he was arrested on June 17. His confession may also explain why days later Kenyan officials banned flights to and from Somalia, a lawless neighbor cited repeatedly as a terrorist haven. Full Story

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