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Al-Qaida plans for carnage in Europe found hidden in porn

By Published: May 3, 2012

Documents uncovered by German investigators reveal al-Qaida plans for major attacks in Europe, CNN reported.

The documents were found embedded in a pornographic video seized by German police during an interrogation and were first reported by the German newspaper Die Zeit.

A U.S. intelligence source told CNN the cache of more than 100 documents was the most important haul of al-Qaida materials in the past year, besides those found when U.S. Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed him.

One of the documents, called "Future Works," lists ideas including hijacking a cruise ship and executing the passengers, as well as a complex attack involving multiple gunmen similar to the siege in Mumbai in November 2008 that killed 164 people over 10 days.

A German journalist who obtained the documents told CNN they show al-Qaida as struggling under increased Western surveillance and desperate to carry out another major operation.

Source: CNN

The cruise ship Amadea docks in Bremerhaven, Germany. Recently discovered documents reveal an al-Qaida plan to hijack a cruise ship in Europe.

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