FBI warns police that terrorists might try to use fuel tankers against Jewish neighborhoods

Friday, June 21st 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The FBI is advising law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for terrorists who possibly are plotting to use fuel tankers in attacks against Jewish neighborhoods and synagogues, a federal law enforcement official said.

This official, who asked not to be identified, said the warning was sent out to local police agencies Friday.

Another official, also speaking on grounds of anonymity, said the warning was not based on a specific threat, but on interviews with captured al-Qaida and Taliban fighters who indicated such a plot had been discussed. The interviews with detainees did not reveal a target city or time, this official said.