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TA-THREATS: US London banks step up security

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posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 02:43 PM
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American banks in London have tightened up their security measures after the discovery of a computer containing detailed plans for al-Qaeda attacks in the US and UK. Financial institutions in the US approached Scotland Yard for advice regarding the heightened alert.
 




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The proposals were said to be found in e-mails on the computer of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, captured after a gun battle in Pakistan on 25 July.

BBC defence correspondent Paul Adams said the detailed planning for attacks on American buildings contrasted with "extremely vague" information on British targets. But Pakistani officials insist the encrypted e-mails did include threats to unspecified British targets.

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Weather or not this new information is 4 years old there still seems to be some cause for this new alert why else would they arrest two people one named Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, In which a 12-hour gun battle lasted with Pakistani police and another very wanted man believed to be a computer and communications expert, could these two people be a small contact centre for al-Qaeda Where they can send a receive information; And what has caused the step up in security around these banks.



[edit on 5/8/2004 by SE7EN]




posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 03:07 PM
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Well this is worrying, very worrying. The part which worrys you is the most is "threats to unspecified British targets", this could be numerous things. I can think of 10 targets off the top of my head



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 03:13 PM
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I have't seen anything in manchester or anyting else where with armed guards around banks why is london considerd to be at threat when birmingham , manchster, Liverpool, Glasgow are among the next biggest city's. IM not sure if any of tham have american banks but they must have outher countrys that are on al-Qaeda books?



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 03:20 PM
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Its wierd because only US banks have up the security, what about international banks like HSBC, Lloyds and Natwest?? this is worrying and wierd at the same time



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