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Gibraltar: Al-Qaeda plans attack on shopping mall

August 8, 2012

Three suspected members of al-Qaeda arrested in Spain were planning to launch an attack from the air on a shopping mall in the British territory of Gibraltar during the Olympics, reports said.

Police found a video in the home of one of the men, Turkish national Cengiz Yalcin, in the Spanish city of La Linea de la Concepcion, which shows him piloting a large, remote-controlled plane, the online edition of El Pais reported…

Police believe the men were preparing to use the plane to drop explosives on the mall, Spanish public television station TVE and other media said.

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