Al-Qaeda ‘plotted to take hostages in Mumbai-style attacks on Britain’

October 29th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI  

London/Berlin, Oct. 29 (ANI): Al-Qaeda planned to take hostages in Mumbai-style attacks on Britain, France and Germany to demand the release of the mastermind of the September 11 atrocities, according to a former associate of Osama bin Laden.

The Telegraph quoted Libyan and former terrorist camp trainer in Afghanistan Noman Benotman as saying that bin Laden wanted to force the Americans to release Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is awaiting trial for his part in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre.

Benotman said he was present at several discussions about the plot and believed it has now been reactivated.

He said: “I have information that I consider to be reliable, according to which al-Qaeda in North Waziristan is training how to carry out multiple ­parallel hostage takings in order to enforce the release of a prisoner.” (ANI)

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