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Terror threat in Europe still real: Europol

Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 21:17

Brussels: Europol`s director says terror cells are still actively plotting attacks against Europe.

Robert Wainwright, director of the European police organisation, said a drop in attacks, coupled with intelligence that had thwarted major plots, masked the ongoing threat.

His remarks on Thursday come amid news of a terror threat against Britain, France and Germany. The threat was intercepted in Pakistan by US intelligence officials, sparking a surge in drone missile strikes near the border with Afghanistan.

Wainwright was speaking at a security conference in Brussels.

Officials at the conference also warned of security threats coming from African countries.

Ronald K Noble, Interpol`s Secretary General, says a rise in drug trafficking had fuelled violence and instability. More than a quarter of all cocaine now passes through Africa from South America.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 21:17
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