Al-Qaeda Attack Plans Uncovered

Western intelligence agencies are tracking serious al-Qaeda attack plans on cities in Germany, France and Britain.

The suspected plot is believed to be in its early stages and involves jihadists seizing and murdering Western hostages.

The national threat level remains at its current 'severe' level.

The plan is understood to include well-armed commando-style teams of jihadist militants, inspired by al-Qaeda's fugitive core leadership in Pakistan's tribal areas.

The move is thought to be in the planning stages, initial details of which were leaked to the US press.

Both Germany and France remain on a heightened state of security alert.


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