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Khalid spills details of terror plots in US

March 31, 2003 10:50 IST

Captured Al Qaeda operative, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has surprised CIA interrogators with his willingness to spill the details of terror plots in the US, including his network's plans to attack gas stations and suspension bridges in Washington and New York.

But more importantly, Newsweek magazine reported, he has revealed much about the terror group's methods and has named names.

Mohammed identified Pakistani operative Majid Khan as a "key soldier" in the United States.

He told his captors how Khan, who was recently detained by Pakistani authorities, was deployed to America to gather intelligence on potential targets.
Mohammed tasked a relative of Khan to identify proper machine tools to loosen bolts on suspension bridges.

Some in the intelligence community, the magazine said, have questioned whether Mohammed and other detainees may be feeding the Americans disinformation.

But Newsweek quoted sources as saying that the CIA has been able to corroborate much of what Mohammed has said.


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Sub: US intelliegence???I have got my own doubts here...

if what majid khan said holds true,than i think its high time the US keep a check on its intelligence.Its just too much to think ...

Posted by yamini

Sub: replying to the article.

Since, all over the world muslims, are known for their ways of deceiving everybody, the americans should not take it as victory and should not ...

Posted by P.Haranath

Sub: Terror in the US??

All western countries give warnings for travelling to India. When will the international community wake up and give warnings for travelling to the US and ...

Posted by Achim


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