Report: Warning that al-Qaida is planning more hijackings
Washington-AP -- There's a new warning about plans for possible September eleventh-style terrorist hijackings.The Washington Post says U-S officials got the information from interviews with al-Qaida captives -- backed up by their own electronic surveillance. An intelligence source tells the Post the information "didn't just come from one place."
A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security says an advisory was sent to airline and security personnel over the weekend.
Homeland Security officials say there are no plans right now to raise the nation's threat level, which is currently at yellow -- "elevated risk."
The level was last raised to orange -- "high risk" -- for ten days in May. That was after suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia and after intelligence officials reported an increase in so-called terrorist "chatter."
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