AlQaeda plot to attack QE2


Mar 28, 2002
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According to at least one newspaper today, Al-Qaeda planned to target the QE2 when she docked in Durban or Cape Town, South Africa. Although not clear when the attack was planned, the QE2 was last docked in South Africa four months ago.

The news comes after the arrests of two South Africans captured in a 12-hour gun battle, along with Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani in Pakistan last week (Ghailani is wanted over the 1998 bombings of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya which killed 220). The two South Africans have been named as Feroz Ibrahim, 30's, and Zubair Ismail, 20's. Gujarat police have described the two as "well-trained terrorists".

Other targets in South Africa are thought to include the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Ellis Park sports stadium.
 

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