Al-Qaida reports just 'speculation'
Reports of alQaida terrorists in Central America are mere speculation with no firm basis in evidence, the chief of the regional office for the international police agency Interpol said Wednesday. Saúl Hernández said police in the region were on the watch for terrorists, but he said there was no evidence to be sure that groups such as al-Qaida had tried to contact the Central American gangs known as maras. Interviewed by a small group of reporters during Interpol’s annual assembly here, Hernández said investigators also had been unable to confirm the presence in Central America of a suspected al-Qaida member, Adnan Gushair El Shukrijumah, despite earlier official reports he had been spotted in Honduras. Full Story