“The Mujahedin (holy warriors)… have many hidden surprises for the enemies of Allah in the countries of the Islamic Maghreb, which will come in an escalating sequence.”
A note from the group formerly known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat. From AFP (thanks to Louis):
DUBAI (AFP) – Al-Qaeda threatened in an Internet statement on Monday to escalate attacks against the “enemies of Allah” in North African countries, warning Muslims to stay away from government sites.
“The Mujahedin (holy warriors)… have many hidden surprises for the enemies of Allah in the countries of the Islamic Maghreb, which will come in an escalating sequence,” said the Al-Qaeda Movement in the Islamic Countries of the Maghreb.
“We call upon all our Muslim brothers to stay away from the centres of the infidels and official apostates, as well as security (gatherings) of army and police,” it added in the statement posted on a website used by Islamic militant groups.
“The Mujahedin are determined to target their quarters, centres and barracks with all available means of detonation, bombing and demolition,” added the statement whose authenticity could not be verified.
The statement also claimed that many attacks on military targets had been cancelled “only due to the presence of Muslims.”
Well, that will continue to be a problem in North Africa.