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Canberra warns of poll terror risk

The Australian government has warned that the country could be at risk of a terror attack in the run-up to the general election set for 9 October. Treasurer Peter Costello cited the example of Madrid, which suffered an al-Qaeda-linked attack that killed 191 people days before the election. Australia, like Spain, has the choice of re-electing a government which has backed the US-led war in Iraq. In contrast, the main opposition has pledged to pull troops out of Iraq. “In Spain, during an election, there was a terrorist incident, so we have to be careful in Australia,” Mr Costello told Melbourne radio station 3AW on Monday. Full Story

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