Cowen & EU leaders in bomb scare; TERRORISM.Byline: By BOB ROBERTS and CHRIS HUGHES
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen Brian Cowen (Irish: Brian Ó Comhain; born 10 January, 1960) is a senior Irish Fianna Fáil politician and the current Tánaiste of Ireland. was at the centre of a suicide bomb scare bomb scare n → amenaza de bomba
bomb scare bomb n → alerte f à la bombe
bomb scare n → Bombenalarm last night after alleged terrorists were arrested near an EU summit.
Belgian police seized 14 al-Qaeda suspects, one of which was planning a suicide attack and had left a martyrdom video.
It's thought they had travelled to Brussels from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
There was no intelligence of "specific" attempt to hit the summit attended by Mr Cowen and other EU leaders.
Security at the meeting buildings had not been tightened although the public were kept well away from the buildings in Brussels.
But the date and venue of the talks has been known for months.
Almost 250 police officers raided 16 locations in the Belgian capital and one in the city of Liege liege
In European feudal society, an unconditional bond between a man and his overlord. Thus, if a tenant held estates from various overlords, his obligations to his liege lord, to whom he had paid “liege homage,” were greater than his obligations to the other overnight.
One official said: "A group of people were in Brussels with the task of committing an attack. It is likely such an attack has been prevented."
SUMMIT Brian Cowen