AP Interview: Interpol head warns of Somali threat – World | Centre Daily Times – State College, PA | Penn State, Nittany Lions, weather, news, jobs, homes, apartments, real estate

Belgium EU InterpolBRUSSELS — Somalia and other African nations could soon pose more of a terrorist threat than Afghanistan, Interpol’s secretary general warned Thursday.Belgium EU InterpolAP PhotoInterpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble listens during an Interpol – EU Symposium entitled “The External Dimension of EU Police Co-operation in West African Countries. Towards Global and Integrated International Policing.” held at the Solvay Library in Brussels Thursday Sept. 30, 2010.View largerBelgium EU InterpolIn an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Ronald K. Noble said many Somali militants had received training in Afghanistan and Pakistan and were using their homeland now as a base to seed terror. Somalia has been without a functioning government for about two decades, allowing Islamic militants to flourish.Al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked movement which claimed responsibility for attacks in Uganda’s capital that killed 76 people during the World Cup final, has been at the heart of the Islamist insurgency in Somalia.”For us, we believe that ‘the Afghanistan’ in the next five to 10 years will be Somalia and those parts of Africa (countries in the north and west),” the New Jersey native told the AP at a security conference in Brussels.

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