London 2012 Olympic is on al-Qaeda radar

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London, Sep 17: British top intelligence official warned that al-Qaeda may assail the country during the London Olympic Games in 2012.

Threats were emanating from Northern Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, as al-Qaeda linked groups are moving out of Pakistan, informed the intelligence group.

The spy chief said London Olympics were under major threat from dissidents, who reject Northern Ireland peace process as also homegrown Britons who had undergone trainings in camps run by al-Qaeda liked al-Shabab in Somalia.

On the threat from Northern Ireland, he said there had been recently a sharp rise in terrorist activities and ambitions in Northern Ireland.

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