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UK's Eton College and Hotel Ritz on Al Qaeda hit list

June 16, 2011 - London

Eton College and The Ritz Hotel are on a hit list drawn up by a ruthless Al-Qaeda commander, The Sun reveals.

The plot details were found on the body of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the terror group's chief in East Africa, after he was shot dead.

Security chiefs held a top-level summit with Government ministers and anti-terror police yesterday after the discovery of the Al-Qaeda plot.

US security services have also been informed, and are understood to have put out a "sector warning" to alert major hotel chains to the threat.

Mohammed, 38 - the mastermind behind two US embassy blasts in Kenya and Tanzania which killed 224 people 12 years ago - was shot in war-torn Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

His list underlines the continued threat from Al-Qaeda despite Osama bin Laden's death.


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