Terror alert on Luxembourg-Basel train line

9th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 8, 2007 (AFP) - French state rail operator SNCF stepped up security patrols and identity checks Wednesday on trains in eastern France following an intelligence tip-off about a possible attack.

PARIS, Aug 8, 2007 (AFP) - French state rail operator SNCF stepped up security patrols and identity checks Wednesday on trains in eastern France following an intelligence tip-off about a possible attack.

French authorities were alerted overnight Tuesday by a third country of an attack risk on the line linking Luxembourg with the Swiss city of Basel, which cuts across northeastern France, according to a source close to the case.

Details of four suspects, all of Iranian origin, have been provided to all three countries concerned.

Regional French authorities earlier stepped up security procedures after receiving warnings of "a specific terrorist threat". Luxembourg and Germany have taken similar steps, the source said.

A French official said such alerts were not infrequent, but that French intelligence services had been informed of the situation.


AFP

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