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US probes for a Qaeda tie to Hub

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether Islamic extremists infiltrated the nation by stowing away on Algerian liquefied natural gas tankers that docked in the Port of Boston and has concluded several stowaways may have had links to indicted Al Qaeda terrorists, officials disclosed yesterday.In a letter to US Representative Edward Markey, Democrat of Malden, the department said that the US Coast Guard formed a joint task force with customs and immigration analysts in October to determine whether “Algerian nationals have been using maritime transport to illegally enter the US and whether these individuals have links to Islamic extremists.” “The research is ongoing,” the letter said. “Preliminary analysis shows a handful of illegal migrants may have had indirect associations with those indicted for the Millennium Bombing Plot.”Full Story

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