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U.S. Warns of Increased Terror Threat

Americans at home and abroad are being warned about increased risk of terrorist attacks as U.S. intelligence is reporting a rising volume of threats, especially concern that al-Qaida could hijack cargo jets and crash them into targets. The Homeland Security Department and the FBI, citing the intelligence reports and the recent spate of bombings overseas, issued a public warning Friday and an advisory to law enforcement agencies, government officials and private-sector security personnel. Of particular concern is “al-Qaida’s continued interest in aviation, including using cargo jets” to attack facilities such as bridges or dams “as well as targeting liquid natural gas, chemical and other hazardous materials facilities,” a department statement said. It said “increased vigilance here at home is prudent and may be key to deterring or disrupting terrorist attacks.” Also Friday, the State Department issued a “worldwide caution” for Americans traveling abroad, urging they “maintain a high level of vigilance” for possible terrorist attacks. “We are seeing increasing indications that al-Qaida is preparing to strike U.S. interests abroad,” it said. Full Story

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