Interpol Issues Security Alert After Prison Breaks

EU Interpol Counterfeits
AP

Interpol has issued a global security alert Saturday after al Qaeda-linked prison breaks in Iraq, Libya, and Pakistan, among other countries, have resulted in "the escape of hundreds of terrorists and other criminals," over the past month, NBC News reported. The global security alert from the Lyon, France-based police organization came one day after the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide alert for all U.S. citizens traveling abroad due to an unspecified threat of a possible al Qaeda attack. Interpol called for the assistance of its 190 member countries in determining whether the prison escapes in nine countries were linked to the recent threat.

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