Authorities are warning luxury hotels to be on the watch after new intelligence obtained reveals that Al Qaeda was planning a “Mumbai-style” attack on luxury hotels, specifically The Ritz-Carlton, in London.
The information was obtained after authorities found materials at a checkpoint in Mogadishu where Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the Al Qaeda operative who masterminded the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa, was killed Saturday, reported Fox News.
According to The Sun, The Dorchester on Park Lane and Eton College were also on the handwritten list.
The three days of Mumbai attacks in 2008 killed 174 people and wounded more than 300.
The FBI briefed hotel leaders in New York yesterday and has planned a similar briefing for today in Washington as well as others in major U.S. cities.
Fox reports that the latest intelligence was believed to have been found on a thumb drive at the scene of his death.
Of course, travelers are urged to take basic precautions. Read a recent Gadling article that discusses a similar topic.