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U.S. Flights Scare, Bombs Invoke Al Qaeda Shadow

Air France canceled Christmas flights to Los Angeles over U.S. fears of a repeat of September 11 al Qaeda attacks, while a top target of the group, Pakistan’s president, escaped assassination on Thursday for the second time this month. As bombs hit cities from Baghdad to Kabul, two suicide car bombers struck Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s motorcade in Rawalpindi, killing themselves and at least 12 others. Three vehicles in the convoy including the president’s were damaged. “The president and all his companions are safe and sound,” Major-General Shaukat Sultan told Reuters. Al Qaeda has targeted Musharraf for joining a U.S.-led war on terror following the September 11, 2001, suicide attacks on the United States. Washington blamed al Qaeda for the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. Full Story

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