Eight German al-Qaeda terrorists killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 5 (ANI): Eight German militants, who were taking training from the Taliban, have reportedly been killed in a U.S. missile strike close to the Afghan border in Pakistan. ccording to the Daily Mail, the militants were taking training in North Waziristan, the al- Qaeda's stronghold, when the unmanned drones targeting a mosque, hit them. The attack is considered to be the largest on the foreign militants since the conflict began in 2001.

The news has come amid concerns that the al-Qaeda is plotting terror attacks in Europe, a claim that was slammed by Germany's interior minister Thomas de Maizière, saying there were no indications that his country was under a Mumbai-style terror threat.

"There are currently no indications of any immediate threat of attacks planned against Germany. There is no reason whatsoever to be alarmist at the moment," he said then.

However, de Maiziere acknowledged that he was in close contact with the security agencies and that there was a general abstract danger and Germany remained a target.

The U.S. State Department on Sunday issued an alert warning American citizens to be cautious while travelling in Europe. Now, Britain has reportedly raised the threat level to 'high' from 'general' for its citizens travelling to Germany and France.

The report suggested that al-Qaeda were plotting the commando-style attacks like those that rocked Mumbai city two years back. (ANI)

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