WORLD CUP BOMBING PLOT DISCOVERED; POLICE SAY THREAT REMAINS
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).