Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Terror Alerts in Asia

Kuwait 'foils US army base plot'

Kuwaiti officials say they have arrested six members of a "terrorist cell", linked to al-Qaeda, who were planning to attack a US military base. An interior ministry statement said that all six had confessed to the crimes after they were arrested. The statement said they also planned to bomb the HQ of Kuwait's internal security agency, AP reported. It mentioned other "important facilities" in the oil-rich kingdom, but gave no further details.

Al-Arabiya television said the group was plotting the attack for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which starts on about 20 August. Camp Arifjan is a vast, purpose-built $200m (£120m) camp, and is the main US base in Kuwait. It houses 15,000 US soldiers and is heavily protected.

  • "Camp Arifjan [Camden Yards]", GlobalSecurity.org.
  • "Al Qaeda Organization in the Arabian Peninsula", GlobalSecurity.org

US, Canada issue travel alerts warning of terror attacks in India

The US and Canada have issued fresh travel alerts to its citizens in India, warning them of possible terrorist attacks ahead of Independence Day. Asking their citizens to practice good security, both the countries have advised them to maintain high level of awareness at crowded places.

"American citizens are advised to be alert to the continued possibility of terrorist attacks. There is a continuing threat from terrorism throughout India and the upcoming series of major holidays (including August 15 Independence Day celebrations) could provide terrorist groups an opportunity or pretext to stage an attack," a message put up on the US embassy website said. This is second such alert issued by the US in less than two-and-a-half-months.



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