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SPECIAL: Heathrow Terrorist Attack Plot Thwarted by Scotland Yard

Posted by Admin on August 10, 2006

~ HEATHROW TERROR ATTACK FOILED ~
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Last Updated 8/10/2006 – 10:00 pm (US Central Time)

66305_767_silhouette.jpgScotland Yard, with the help of Pakistani authorities have busted 24 people, mostly young British Muslim men of Pakistani descent, who are allegedly involved in a current terrorist plot to bomb airliners flying from England to the US.

Authorities say the terrorists were going to use a liquid explosive hidden in a “sports drink” type container, as well as a disposable camera to be used as a detonator. Different people were supposed to bring different items on to plane

Authorities say 5 other suspects are still at large (as of 9:00 pm (CST), and are being hunted by police agencies across the globe. Governments and security agencies around the world have raised terror threat levels for air travel in response to the foiled plot.

MAJOR MEDIA COVERAGE:

AUGUST 10, 2006:

QUOTE: Sources identify the three, who are now in custody, as: — Rashid Rauf — Mohammed al-Ghandra — Ahmed al Khan– Brian Ross, reporting for ABC News

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