posted on Nov, 8 2002 @ 07:23 AM
Confusion over UK terror warning
The original warning feared a Bali-style bomb in UK
A stark warning that Britain is facing a possible chemical or nuclear terrorist attack was released but then withdrawn by the Home Office.
The first warning on Thursday said the al-Qaeda could strike Britain with traditional terror tactics or new, "surprising" methods.
"Maybe they will try to develop a so-called dirty bomb, or some kind of poison gas; maybe they will try to use boats or trains rather than planes,"
However, an hour after the document was released it was withdrawn and replaced by a much more general warning
There is alot of speculation in the British press that the Gov gave too much imformation in the original text.
Follow links on BBC for respected speculation.