Developing News: Sources say Al Qaeda is planning a series of terror attacks in Europe just as Americans are planning Christmas Vacations and Holidays. From ABC News:
Strong concerns that terrorist teams in Europe have selected their targets, completed their surveillance, eluded capture and are now ready to strike at airports and tourist attractions have prompted the State Department to ready a highly unusual travel advisory for Europe, multiple law enforcement and intelligence sources tell ABC News.
The tactic this involves kidnaping, bombing and shooting victims a La Mumbai:
Intelligence and law enforcement officials have information that the teams could at any time launch a “Mumbai style” terror attack that targets civilians for death or hostage taking. The 2008 Mumbai attack used small arms and explosives to kill 175 people and paralyze the Indian city for days.
The current concerns are for scenarios that include opening fire at airports in Europe as well as executing similar attacks at “soft” targets like tourist attractions or hotels.
Its expected the FBI will announce travel warnings to Americans to be on guard on Sunday.
ABC News has the rest of the story.