'No sign of US entry' for terror plot

2011-09-10 20:13
Washington - Senior US officials say there's no evidence that anyone linked to al-Qaeda has entered the country to carry out an attack on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

The officials insisted on anonymity to discuss the investigation.

Police and FBI agents remain on alert as investigators look for proof of a plot against Washington or New York.

Since Wednesday, counterterrorism officials have chased a tip that al-Qaeda may have sent three men to detonate a car bomb. At least two of those men could be US citizens.

By Saturday, there was still no intelligence backing that up and officials continued to question the validity of the initial tip.

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