Al Qaeda plot targeted high-speed trains in Belgium, France, Germany and Scandinavia, Belgian security source reveals

The Al Qaeda plot for which American authorities recently warned several European countries, was directed against Belgium, France, Germany and a few Scandinavian states, a high ranking security source revealed to the Belgian daily newspaper ‘Het Laatste Nieuws’.

On August 7, the paper already reported that Belgium was mentioned explicitly in the terrorist’s communications. In the following days, it became more or less clear they were thinking about attacks against trains, since railway stations were visibly better protected during the last two weeks and a series of bomb alerts occurred in such facilities.

After the German newspaper ‘Bild’ reported yesterday that the attacks were meant to target several high-speed trains, multiple Belgian security sources confirmed that fact — while one gave the details above, mentioning that other countries with high-speed lines, such as the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, for unknown reasons didn’t appear in the terrorist plans.

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