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UK terrorism threat 'real and serious'.

Byline: By Pat Hurst

THE Home Office is monitoring the "real and serious" threat of terrorism in Britain after the US issued a new al-Qaida terror warning.

"We keep our own threat levels under constant review and if a specific threat arises we would review the level accordingly," said a spokesman.

"We still say the threat remains real and serious.

"We do not discuss the threat level. If a specific threat arises we would inform the public."

Last night, the US warned of possible terrorist attacks against "iconic" financial institutions in New York City, Washington and Newark, New Jersey.

It said intelligence over the weekend pointed to a car or truck bomb.

Specifically, the government named as potential targets the Citigroup building and the New York Stock Exchange, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank buildings in Washington and the Prudential building in Newark.

"The preferred means of attack would be car or truck bombs," Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said.

The US government said the new intelligence indicated the meticulous planning of al-Qaida.

A senior intelligence official described "excruciating detail" and meticulous planning "indicative of al-Qaida".
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 2, 2004
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