U.S. Officials: Bin Laden Believed to Be Involved in European Terror Plot

Fox News reports Senior Al Qaeda leaders, including Usama Bin Laden, are believed to be behind efforts to mount a Mumbai-style attack on Westerners in European cities, a senior U.S. intelligence official told Fox News, though it’s not clear how deeply involved Bin Laden was in the plot.

The news report comes on the same day that Bin Laden released an audio recording in which he depicts the Pakistani government as uncaring and calls for the creation of a new relief organization to help Muslims after this summer’s devastating floods.

Emerging details of the European plot point to coordinated shooting sprees or attacks and kidnappings in Britain, France and Germany — tactics much favored by Al Qaeda. The plot was moving forward with dual national citizens, who had Pakistani and European passports, the official told Fox News, adding that Western officials intended to disrupt the plot by publicly exposing it.

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