Interpol warns of global attacks if Koran burned

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The global police agency Interpol warned on Thursday that if a US church group makes good on a threat to burn copies of the Koran it will probably trigger terrorist attacks around the world.

Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said he had warned member states that "if the proposed Koran burning ... goes ahead as planned, there is a strong likelihood that violent attacks on innocent people would follow.

"Although there are currently no specific details as to what forms of terror attacks would follow, what is clear is -- if the Koran burning goes ahead as planned -- there will be tragic consequences," he said in a statement.

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