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U.S. Warns Seoul on Al Qaeda, S.Korean Daily Says

South Korea is boosting security at one of its main ports after a warning from Washington that members of Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda group could be aboard a ship due there Thursday, a South Korean newspaper reported. Wednesday’s Munhwa Ilbo quoted unidentified military sources as saying the U.S. military had tipped off South Korean officials about the cargo ship, which is scheduled to reach waters off the west-coast port of Kunsan late Thursday. There was no immediate confirmation of the security alert. A spokesman at South Korea’s Defense Ministry told Reuters: “We are not aware of any Al Qaeda threat.” The U.S. military in South Korea referred reporters’ inquiries to Washington. Around 37,000 American troops are stationed in the country to help deter North Korea. Full Story

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