SA seeks World Cup terror threat details

2010-05-18 08:05

The South African Police Service (SAPS) said today that it had not

yet successfully made contact with its counterparts in Iraq about a possible

terrorist threat to the 2010 World Cup.

SAPS spokesperson Nonkululeko Mbatha said they had not successfully

contacted police who arrested Saudi national and alleged al-Qaeda militant

Abdullah Azzam Saleh Misfar al-Qahtani.

Al-Qahtani “participated in the planning of a terrorist act in

South Africa during the World Cup”, Baghdad security spokesperson Qassim Atta

told a news conference in the Iraqi capital, AFP reported

yesterday.

Mbatha said police would continue to try to make contact.

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