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Shooting plot in Europe raises concern toward Al-Quida

Shooting plot in Europe raises concern toward Al-Quida
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 4:02pm

LONDON (AP) -- Security officials said Wednesday a terror plot to wage Mumbai-style shooting sprees or other attacks in Britain, France and Germany is still active and that recent CIA strikes in Pakistan were aimed at al-Qaida operatives suspected in the threat.

The plot was still in its early stages and not considered serious enough to raise the terror threat level, officials said.  Still, the Eiffel Tower in Paris was briefly evacuated Tuesday - the second time in two weeks because of an unspecified threat - and French police were on alert.

A heavy police presence was seen Wednesday around Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben.  Victoria Station was briefly evacuated after an unusual smell was reported.

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