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Volume 24 No. 159

Events Attractions

          A plot by Islamic extremists to "mount a bombing
     campaign against this summer's World Cup" in France has been
     uncovered by police, according to Conradi & Scott of the
     LONDON SUNDAY TIMES.  World Cup brochures and a "large
     quantity of liquid explosives" were recovered during raids
     on houses in Brussels, France, which ended in the "arrest of
     seven suspected members of an Algerian terrorist group." 
     Raymond Kendall, British Director of Interpol, said that the
     men arrested in the raid, which occurred earlier this month,
     "appeared to be a support group" rather "than an active
     operational unit."  Therefore, security sources believe a
     threat to the World Cup "remains" (SUNDAY TIMES, 3/22).