FIFA: World Cup Terrorist Threat Made

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JOHANNESBURG — A FIFA executive says a terrorist threat has been made on the World Cup.

Secretary general Jerome Valcke
commented Friday on an online magazine article that said "how
beautiful" it would be if a bomb exploded at the U.S.-England game June
12 in the South African city of Rustenburg.

Valcke says World Cup organizers are working at the "highest level of security."

The comments appeared to come from a
contributor to a militant online magazine called "Yearners for
Paradise," not the usual sites used by al-Qaida and other groups to
make threats. In the article, the author says he is not a spokesman for
al-Qaida.

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