Eurotunnel Christmas terror target

Contributed by editor on Dec 24, 2006 - 10:47 AM

Eurotunnel is a Christmas terror target of Islamic terrorists, according to a report published today (24 December).

The plot, which was first uncovered by the United States CIA and passed along to the French intelligence service on December 19, is aimed at the heavy rush of holiday travel, according to the report in the Sunday Observer.

While there are currently no specific details, what is known comes from a secret report to the French government on terror threat levels.

U.S. security sources told The Observer the threat was "sky high."

British and French officials have continually checked the security system protecting the 31-mile tunnel. The French warn the threat level remains high and British security forces are remaining on high alert throughout the holiday season.

Observer story - click here