U.S. Continues to Warn of Possible European Terror Threats
October 3, 2010
(ChattahBox Travel News) – U.S. officials have been warning European leaders, citizens and Americans traveling abroad of potential terrorist attacks in various countries, which they fear have been planned and prepared for in the coming weeks.
Multiple law enforcement and intelligence groups have been in contact with the media, stressing possible dangers in international travel. The fear is that an attack similar to that in 2008 in Mumbai, India could occur. In that attack, hundreds of citizens and Western tourists were killed or injured by gunmen who set off a bomb in a lavish hotel.
The threat first came to light earlier this year with the arrest of a 36-year-old German-born terror suspect who has been named in the media as Ahmad S. According to him, he and many others have been training in Pakistan for a large scale attack that would simultaneously hit several European countries.
Of those named in the possible attack, so far England, Germany and France appear to be those most threatened, but Italy and Belgium are also possibly being targeted, and other European country alerts could follow.
Intelligence forces have been working with the military to limit the threat over the last several months. The latest string of droid attacks in Pakistan, which have killed dozens of suspected insurgents, are said to have been a part of the mission to stop any planned offensive.