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TA-THREATS: FBI warns of possible transit terror plot

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posted on Apr, 2 2004 @ 12:40 PM
A warning that terrorists might strike trains and buses in major U.S. cities using bombs concealed in bags or luggage has the nation's transit systems ratcheting up security measures.

The FBI has issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies around the nation warning of a possible terrorist plot against buses and railways in major U.S. cities this summer.

The bulletin, sent Thursday night and obtained Friday by NBC News, said the plot reportedly called for the use of improvised explosive devices - possibly constructed of ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel - concealed in luggage and carry-on bags, such as duffel bags and backpacks, the sources said on condition of anonymity.

It also refers to the recent attacks in Madrid, Spain - where plastic explosives were concealed in backpacks - noting that terrorist manuals provided instructions to build such bombs and that they could easily be concealed in standard luggage, they said.


[Edited on 3-4-2004 by Zion Mainframe]

posted on Apr, 2 2004 @ 12:52 PM
Well, there's that 13,500 lb of ammonium nitrate we've been looking for...


posted on Apr, 3 2004 @ 07:36 AM
Apparently the transit system is taking this threat very seriously.

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