Report: Channel Tunnel Possible Holiday-Season Terrorist Target - - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

12/24/06 - LONDON

Report: Channel Tunnel Possible Holiday-Season Terrorist Target

A British newspaper is reporting that Islamic militants may be planning an attack this holiday season on the Channel Tunnel between England and France.

The report in The Observer cites French and U-S security sources. It says France's foreign intelligence service warned the government after receiving a tip from the C-I-A.

The plot is described as being directed from Pakistan and involving Western European militants, possibly Britons of Pakistani descent.

The tunnel runs under the English Channel and is used by (m) millions of rail passengers every year.

British officials have warned that the threat of a terrorist attack is high over the Christmas-New Year period. But they say they have "no specific intelligence" of any plots.

Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly