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Threat to Newark financial building

Threat Information
Part of US financial buildings on orange alert

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Start August 20001
LocationPrudential Financial, 751 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey, United States2
ConnectedKhalid Shaikh Mohammed1, Dhiren Barot3, Nadeem Tarmohamed3, Qaisar Shaffi3
Narrative and Notes
ReliableSeveral detainees, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, said an operative had cased financial buildings along the American East Coast. This had taken place before the Sept. 11 attacks.

The operative, Dhiren Barot, and two accomplices, Nadeem Tarmohamed and Qaisar Shaffi, conducted the surveillance.

The realization led to an alert on Aug. 1, 2004, which was later criticized because the casing had taken place some time ago.

Barot was detained in the United Kingdom in 2004.1,2,3
1'Summary of The High Value Terrorist Detainee Program,' press release, Director of National Intelligence, Sept. 6, 2006.
2Eggen, Dan, and John Mintz. 'Washington and NY Put on Alert.' The Washington Post: Aug. 2, 2004.
3United States vs. Dhiran Barot, indictment.
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