Intel Officials Uncover Terrorist Plot in Europe

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Intelligence officials in several countries have intercepted a credible terror threat to carry out a series of major, coordinated series of commando style terror attacks.

The officials said the new information points to credible terror threats -- however, they just don't know where the terrorists will strike.

France is on alert after a bomb threat was called in from a phone booth at the Eiffel Tower. It was the second time in as many weeks that the monument was closed due to such an alert.

Intelligence and law enforcement officials in Europe and the U.S. warn of the possibility of a series of terror attacks targeting Britain, France, Germany, and possibly the United States.

CBN News spoke with terrorism analyst and Foundation for the Defense of Democracies president Cliff May about the impact this threat could have on the U.S.  Click play for his comments, following Charlene Israel's report.

The information was gained from a captured, suspected German jihadist. Officials said the suspect claimed the attacks had been personally approved by Osama Bin Laden.

"The American authorities are extremely nervous about what is going on," said Guido Steinberg, an official at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. "The Germans are extremely nervous about what is going on."

Officials said the new terror threats were coming from Pakistan. Authorities are also looking for other radicalized Germans who may have been training in Pakistan for a commando-style raid similar to the attack on hotels in Mumbai, India, two years ago.

In his testimony before Congress last week, Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, testified about increased worries of new terror threats.

"Despite the significant counter-terrorism pressure abroad, al Qaeda continues to be committed to high profile attacks directed at the West, including plans against Europe as well as the homeland," Mueller said.

Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to take the fight to al Qaeda's home turf. Pakistan is trying to confirm reports that a senior al Qaeda commander has been killed in a Central Intelligence Agency missile strike.

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Charlene Aaron

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