Al Qaeda may launch attacks during Christmas season
US FBI officials are warning of potential Al-Qaida attacks on US shopping malls during the Christmas season but cautioned the threats received may not be credible. "If you look back through the years, this is a tactic and practice of Al-Qaida to express threats during the Christmas season," said special agent Ross Rice of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "Information came from one source. It has not been corroborated in any way and it is non-specific," Rice added. Rice said thta the FBI has despatched a bulletin to local law enforcement agencies to exercise more vigilance in crowded shopping malls during Christmas. However, there would be no additional measures employed as most local agencies increase the presence of their patrols in the malls at that time.
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