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INTERPOL warns of possible upswing in terrorism around the world

INTERPOL has issued a global security alert advising governments and organizations about the increased risk of terrorism attacks in the coming months.

The INTERPOL warning comes after a series of prison escapes across nine INTERPOL member countries in the past month, resulting in the freeing of hundreds of terrorists, many with links to Al Qaeda.

The alert also points out that “August is the anniversary of violent terrorist incidents in Mumbai, India, and Gluboky, Russia, as well as in Jakarta, Indonesia. This week also marks the 15th anniversary of the US Embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in which more than 200 mostly African citizens were killed and 4,000 others injured.” These anniversaries may be the focus of renewed activity.

The US State Department has also issued a global travel alert in response to credible intelligence suggesting that Al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks during August, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

•Date: 6th August 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Terrorism

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