England’s opening World Cup match targeted by Al-Qaeda terror group

Christian Gysin and David Williams
UK Daily Mail
April 10, 2010

England’s opening World Cup match against the USA is being targeted by a terror group linked to Al-Qaeda.

An immediate review of security was ordered last night for the showpiece game in South Africa after an Algerian-based group posted an online threat to bring ‘deaths’ in an explosion on the day of the game.

Thousands of British and American fans are expected to descend on the town of Rustenberg – 40 miles north of Johannesburg on June 12 – for the Group C game.

The fear of a terror attack is one of the biggest concerns of tournament organisers with USA and Britain at the top of the target list because of their leading role in the War on Terror.

The threats were made on a jihadist online magazine of the North Africa terror group ‘al-Qa’eda in the Islamic Maghreb’, a militant organisation based in Algeria. Read more.

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