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Major MI5 operation against al-Qaeda endangered by security breach – Times Online


The Security Service and police conducted an operation yesterday, to round up 12 suspected islamic terrorists said to have been plotting a major incident. 10 of these suspects are said to be Pakistanis in the UK with student visas.  Perhaps the UK Border Agency needs to be a little more vigilant in regard to Pakistanis applying for student visas.

The Telegraph: “A huge MI5 and police counterterrorist operation against al-Qaeda suspects had to be brought forward at short notice last night after Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism chief accidentally revealed a briefing document.

Twelve people were arrested, ten of them born in Pakistan, at eight separate addresses after a long covert surveillance operation involving MI5 and police from the North West Counter-Terrorism Unit was compromised.

Senior sources believe that there were plans to attack the Birdcage nightclub in Manchester city centre or the Trafford Centre shopping complex. The nightclub, which hosts cabaret and dancing showgirls, attracts thousands of people each week.

Detectives believe that the venue, near The Printworks entertainment complex, was being targeted as a “symbol of Western decadence”. The Trafford Centre in Manchester attracts 140,000 shoppers each weekend…”

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