Report warns of terror via trucks

| Thursday, May 29, 2003

Federal agents have nabbed an Ohio truckdriver after revealing him as an al Qaeda operative in plots to collapse a suspension bridge and blow up an airliner in the United States, according to a new report.

Captured al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has been talking with federal officials ever since he was seized in Pakistan March 1, fingered the truckdriver, Newsweek reports.

The unidentified driver told interrogators he was ordered by his al Qaeda bosses to obtain tools that could be used to loosen bolts on a suspension bridge.

The driver also revealed a plan, possibly using cargo trucks, to drive under the belly of a passenger jet without causing suspicion and blow it up.

Targets could also include the country's subway systems, according to other al Qaeda detainees who have been cooperating with the feds.

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