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UK threat to critical

Public Alert
Part of UK Foils Transatlantic Bombings

Primary OrganizationUK-US airline bomb plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Warning AgencyUK Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre
Alert issued0200 local, Aug. 10, 2006
Alert rescinded Aug. 13, 2006
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)The level was raised to "critical," the UK's highest, as police sought suspects in the air bombing plot. It was lowered to "severe," the second-highest, a few days later.1

Sources and Notes

1Home Secretary John Reid, Scotland Yard press release, Aug. 10, 2006.

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