The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Saudi Arabia Al Qaeda Believed Behind Yanbu Attack — Saudi Minister Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz said on Tuesday he believed al Qaeda was behind Saturday's deadly attack in the Saudi oil city Yanbu. (Reuters)

Saudi Attacks Shake Expat Workers Some 38,000 Westerners are employed in key Saudi industries. Monday, all 90 workers at a Swiss firm decided to go home. (CS Monitor)

India POTA Trial of Al Qaeda Member Tomorrow The special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court is expected to begin the trial against alleged al-Qaeda terrorist Mohammed Afroze tomorrow. (Mid-Day)

Europe Simulation Gives Glimpse of Nuclear Terror European officials conducted a simulation showing how al Qaida could kill 40,000 people and plunge the continent into chaos if a crude nuclear device were detonated outside NATO headquarters in Brussels. (AP)

United States Reps Told Al Qaeda Didn't Use LNG Port Two local congressmen emerged from a nearly three-hour briefing by Boston G-men yesterday saying the FBI is convinced al Qaeda did not use LNG tankers docking in Everett to slip terror operatives into the country. (Boston Herald)

Toll From 'Dirty Bomb' Could Be Costly Potential deaths and decontamination costs tied to "dirty bombs" — conventional explosives laced with radioactive materials — have been underestimated, a prominent researcher says. (USA Today)

Pakistan Bomb Kills 3 and Injures 11 in Pakistan A powerful explosion hit a van carrying Chinese engineers working on a multibillion-dollar port project in southwestern Pakistan on Monday morning, killing three of them, government officials said. (NY Times)

Afghanistan Ousted Taliban Say Execute Five Afghan Policemen Guerrillas from Afghanistan's ousted Taliban executed five government policemen after seizing them in the troubled southern province of Zabul, a Taliban commander said on Tuesday. (Reuters)

Don't Count On Catching Bin Laden, General Warns The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan questioned Pakistan's commitment to fighting Taliban and al Qaeda militants along the border, saying Monday that appeasing extremists will only put off an inevitable battle. (Chicago Sun Times)

North Korea 'North Korea Will Never Sell Nukes to Al Qaeda' North Korea announced earlier today it would not sell nuclear missiles to the al Qaeda terrorist network because North Korea does not want to share the fate of Iraq. (Zaman)

Indonesia Bomb Blast in Indonesia's Riau Province Kills Two A bomb containing highly explosive chemicals exploded on Tuesday in Indonesia's Riau province, killing two people in a commercial area, but police say they have reached no conclusions about who was behind the blast. (Reuters)

Indo Terror Suspect Apologizes An Indonesian terror suspect apologised on Tuesday to victims of the JW Marriott bombing and insisted he didn't know the explosives he transported would be used in last year's attack. (South Africa wires)


United States Former Bin Laden Aide Gets 32 Years A former high-ranking aide to Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to 32 years in prison by a federal judge in New York, CNN reported Tuesday. (UPI)

France House Arrest Ordered for Mosque Leader A French judge ordered a Turkish leader of a Paris mosque held under house arrest after the Interior Ministry accused him of heading an extremist Islamic group that advocated terrorism. (LA Times wires)


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