By Audrey Hudson for the Washington Times:
The upcoming Super Bowl game will be a desirable target for terrorists, according to a threat assessment by federal security officials, which outlines several scenarios of possible attacks and security precautions for the Feb. 3 event.
“Among the threats of greatest concern to high-profile events like the Super Bowl are the placement of explosive devices in heavily trafficked areas in and around the event site, to include individuals impersonating law enforcement and other security or service personnel and insiders to facilitate attacks,” the threat assessment said.
Domestic and international terrorists have targeted major sporting events in the past, including the 1972 Munich and 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, said the assessment compiled by the FBI and Homeland Security Department.
“Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists may view sporting events as acceptable targets: the al Qaeda Training Manual specifically lists ‘… blasting and destroying the places of amusement, immorality, and sin … and attacking vital economic centers’ as a required mission of the al Qaeda military organization,” the assessment said….
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