Britain on Alert after Warning of Attack by Women Suicide Bombers

The Mail on Sunday (London, England), January 24, 2010 | Go to article overview

Britain on Alert after Warning of Attack by Women Suicide Bombers


Byline: Jason Lewis WHITEHALL CORRESPONDENT

A TEAM of non-Arabic female suicide bombers has been sent to attack targets in the West, it was claimed last night.

The women, who are believed to have escaped an attack on an Al Qaeda terror camp in Yemen, are thought to be travelling under Western passports.

It is thought they could be planning an atrocity to coincide with a major anti-terrorism conference in London this week, which will be attended by leading figures from 60 countries, including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

In a separate development yesterday, it was revealed that Britain's terror threat was raised to 'severe' because of reports that Al Qaeda sympathisers were plotting to hijack an Indian passenger jet and crash it into a British city.

Speaking of the threat from women suicide bombers, former White House counter-terrorism adviser Richard Clarke warned they were fully trained and 'clean skins' - in other words, individuals unknown to the security forces. He added: 'They are people who may not look like Al Qaeda terrorists, who may not be Arabs and may not be men. They have trained women.' A US air strike on Christmas Eve is believed to have killed many would-be suicide bombers being trained in Yemen, but some are thought to have escaped. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the former British student accused of trying to detonate a bomb on a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day, told the FBI several other people trained with him in Yemen.

Britain's security threat was raised to the second-highest level on Friday after Indian intelligence agencies sent a detailed 'threat assessment' to MI5 saying that terrorists linked to Al Qaeda were planning to hijack an Air India or Indian Airlines flight from Mumbai or Delhi.

Indian media said the threat was uncovered during the interrogation of Amjad Khwaja, a militant leader belonging to extremist group Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, which has been involved in terror attacks in India. Khwaja was arrested in Chennai last week and was questioned by Indian police. …

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