Al-Qaeda Threatens US Embassy

The USG Open Source Center translates from Urdu an article on planned al-Qaeda attacks on on US facilities in Pakistan under cover of turmoil provoked by the long march..

Pakistan: Al- Qa’ida Said Plans To Target Long March, US Properties in Country
Report by ANN: “Long March: Al-Qa’ida Has Formed 10 Squads To Attack US Properties: Sources”
Khabrain
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Document Type: OSC Translated Text . . .

Islamabad –Al-Qa’ida has formed 10 squads to attack US installations and properties (in Pakistan) in case of turmoil during the long march and demonstration. A suicide bomber has been sent from North Waziristan to Islamabad. It has been learned from highly informed sources that the squads formed by an Al-Qa’ida mastermind will attack the US Embassy, Consulate, or US nationals in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad in case of turmoil.

The British High Commission or Consulate may also be targeted. The sources say that Commander Qazi Hussein Mahsud has sent Rizwan, a 15-16-year-old suicide bomber — son of Ali Akbar, resident of North Waziristan — along with three terrorists to Islamabad.He has blue eyes. He has been told to target the lawyers’ long march or very important persons.

(Description of Source: Islamabad Khabrain in Urdu — Sensationalist daily, generally opposes Pakistan People’s Party. Circulation of 30,000.)

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