CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 31, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Birmingham, England: Nic Robertson) A major counterterrorism operation in Birmingham, England, against a terror plot aiming to kidnap a Muslim British soldier who would be tortured & electrocuted featured; scenes shown from this middle England region; details given about how this is a shift in the tactics of terrorism. [West Midlands police David SHAW- calls it a major investigation.] [Security analyst John O'CONNOR- talks about the aim of the plot.] [ANALYST - cites the advantage of a kidnap plot.] [Terrorism expert Peter NEWMAN- worries about victimization of Muslims.] The divided mood in the local community & the ties of other British terrorism plots to Pakistan discussed.
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