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U.S. Warns of al-Qaida Cargo Plane Plot

The latest warning from the Homeland Security Department that al-Qaida may be plotting an attack is renewing calls for stricter security on cargo planes. The department advised law-enforcement officials Friday night of threats that terrorists may fly cargo planes from another country into such crucial U.S. targets as nuclear plants, bridges or dams, Homeland Security spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said. Leon Laylagian of the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations security committee, said the government must take air cargo security as seriously as it takes air passenger security. Separately, the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia said it would close its diplomatic missions in that country Saturday for an undetermined period because of credible information terrorists are about to carry out attacks. The United States also warned that Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan may try to kidnap American journalists working in that country. Full Story

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